News

20 Oct 2017

Better baby baths and safer sunnies

SAFETY standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

8 Dec 2015

ACCC takes action against Ozsale over children’s nightwear

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Ozsale Pty Limited for allegedly selling children’s nightwear between July 2014 and October 2015 which did not comply with the mandatory Australian safety standard.
30 Nov 2015

Voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles under review

Standards Australia is reviewing the voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles. Submissions are welcome until 23 December 2015.
1 Dec 2014

Safe sunnies: Which pair should I wear?

Exposing your eyes to very high levels of sunlight can cause serious and sometimes irreversible damage. Some sunglasses can also impair your vision in other ways.

24 Oct 2014

Safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods - now available

The ACCC has released safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods.
16 May 2014

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

The ACCC identified a number of items as containing unacceptable concentrations of azo dyes. The ACCC has negotiated 11 recalls of 35 product lines with the affected suppliers.

24 Mar 2014

ACCC testing prompts clothing recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s regular market surveillance activities have prompted recalls of four pairs of jeans and one pillowslip for having unacceptable concentrations of certain ‘azo’ dyes containing unacceptable concentration of aromatic amines.
18 Oct 2013

Brand Republic pays infringement notices and provides undertaking

Brand Republic Pty Ltd has paid five infringement notices totalling $51,000 and provided a court enforceable undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
5 Jul 2013

Supplier guidance on sunglasses – now available

A new supplier guide is now available for suppliers of sunglasses and fashion spectacles.
4 Jul 2013

Invitation to public consultation meetings – new draft voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard

The revised version of the voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard (AS/NZS 1249) has been released as a draft for public comment. Public consultation meetings are planned for Sydney (26 July 2013) and Melbourne (31 July 2013).