News

20 Dec 2018

ACCC product safety alert: BVL seat belts

The ACCC is urging consumers who replaced their seatbelts or purchased vehicles with after-market seatbelts from 2008 to 2011 to check if they are labelled BVL.

11 Dec 2018

The ACCC urges safe quad bike riding during summer holidays

Alarmingly, the summer holiday season is one of the most common times for quad bike deaths in Australia.
10 Dec 2018

Safe summer

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
5 Nov 2018

3000 Takata airbags a day replaced in Australian cars

Australia’s largest ever recall is now well underway with new figures released today detailing the first quarter of compulsory Takata airbag replacements under the Mandatory Recall Notice issued by

2 Aug 2018

Almost two million deadly Takata airbags still in Australian cars

The ACCC has released comprehensive state-by-state data detailing recall rates for deadly Takata airbags, and the first data detailing progress made by various vehicle manufacturers in removing them from Australian cars.

2 Jul 2018

Takata alpha airbags require immediate replacement

Consumers need to take immediate steps to have their airbags replaced if their car has a Takata ‘alpha’ airbag installed. Alpha bags are a higher risk subset of the Takata bags being recalled.

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.