News

2 May 2018

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

A compulsory recall applies to vehicles and spare parts that have defective Takata airbags. In addition to the compulsory recall, there are two categories of voluntary Takata-related recalls.

22 Mar 2018

ACCC moves to improve quad bike safety

The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards.

15 Mar 2018

ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market.

28 Feb 2018

Compulsory Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian drivers

Drivers are being urged to check if they are affected by the compulsory recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags, which has been issued by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar.

11 Dec 2017

Takata airbag warning ahead of holidays

The ACCC is urging drivers of vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed to check if their car is affected by the biggest global vehicle recall in history before driving long distances this summer. 

1 Dec 2017

Strengthening the safety of automotive maintenance products

SAFETY standards for everyday automotive maintenance products including motor vehicle recovery straps, portable ramps and vehicle support stands have been strengthened to protect the s

13 Nov 2017

ACCC summary of supplier conference on proposed compulsory recall of specified Takata airbag inflators

On 9 October 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) held a conference with suppliers and interested parties on the proposed Takata recall notice.

13 Nov 2017

Have your say about improving quad bike safety

Quad bikes riders and industry can make a submission to the ACCC’s quad bike safety investigation, with proposed reforms outlined in an 

24 Oct 2017

New quad bike safety taskforce

The ACCC has formed a taskforce to consider options for improving quad bike vehicle safety under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

21 Sep 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles and trucks.