News

5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

20 Apr 2017

Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard

Children's nightwear has a new safety standard, with highly-flammable garments excluded from sale and better labelling for fire warning, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

30 Sep 2016

Online retailers put on notice as ACCC thwarts danger to babies

The consumer product safety watchdog is ensuring Australian babies and children remain safe from injuries caused by unsafe products and clothing. Recent Federal Court decisions have put all traders on notice that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is committed and vigorous in conducting its escalating surveillance campaigns.
30 Aug 2016

Court orders penalties of $500,000 for online retailer Ozsale’s non-compliant children's nightwear

The Federal Court has ordered Ozsale Pty Ltd (Ozsale) pay penalties totalling $500,000 for supplying children’s nightwear which did not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard.

24 Jul 2015

Winter safe

Stay safe as you keep warm this winter - see our top tips and video.

18 Dec 2012

Children’s nightwear safety alert

Check out these tips on helping to reduce fire risks from your children's nightwear.

15 Jun 2011

Children's safety with drawstring clothing

Children have died or suffered serious injuries from entangling themselves on drawstrings on their clothing. But there are things you can do to keep your children safe.

30 Mar 2010

Hospital, research benefits after nightwear code breach

Big W will make a contribution of $200,000 to the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick and $200,000 to a major research program into the mandatory safety standard after breaches of the children's nightwear code.