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.

11 May 2017

Simpler standard for baby dummies and dummy chains

Babies’ dummies and dummy chains will be subject to a single product safety standard following a review by the consumer watchdog, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

23 Jun 2016

ACCC warns of dangers of loose blind and curtain cords

Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Similar deaths occur regularly across the world and the ACCC is joining international regulators to warn of the hidden dangers associated with corded blinds and curtains.
3 Dec 2015

Baby sling safety

Baby slings can be dangerous for your baby if worn incorrectly or if the wrong type of sling is used. Check out this alert for tips on choosing, wearing and using slings safely.

20 Jun 2014

QLD: Baby slings film teaches parents to carry with care

Baby sling safety is at the centre of a new instructional film released by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading after three deaths in Australia were associated with the popular carriers.
7 Apr 2013

NSW: Warning on Baby Slings and Other Baby Products

NSW Fair Trading is reminding parents and all people of the risk to babies from certain consumer products, including: slings; baby walkers and bouncinettes; baby bath seats; car restraints; cots; high chairs; nursery furniture; portable cots and playpens; and, strollers and prams.
4 Apr 2013

SA: CBS Inspection Results in National Recalls of Baby Products

Inspections by South Australia's consumer watchdog on baby goods retailers has resulted in the nationwide recall of hundreds of dodgy items that could have harmed babies.

4 Feb 2013

Pram and stroller safety

The ACCC is urging parents and carers to follow some simple safety tips when using prams and strollers.

21 Nov 2011

Public warning notice on unsafe online child car restraints

Parents are warned not to purchase a particular type of child car restraint being sold online that appears to breach Australia’s mandatory safety standards.
26 Sep 2011

Parents reminded to use baby slings correctly

Parents and caregivers in Queensland are reminded to use baby slings in accordance with the product’s instructions following the heartbreaking death of a newborn in South Australia recently.