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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

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.

21 Sep 2017

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.

21 Sep 2017

FAQs on Takata airbag recalls

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. The following frequently asked questions provide consumers with further information.

31 Jul 2017

Vehicle manufacturer helplines & contact details

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. If car owners have concerns, they should contact their local dealership or the manufacturer of the vehicle.

24 Jul 2017

ACCC investigating Takata airbag recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urgently seeking information from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) and car manufacturers regarding Takata airbags at the centre of the largest vehicle recall in history.

11 May 2016

Update Technology pays $10,200 high lift jack penalty

Online retailer Update Technology Pty Ltd (Update Technology) has paid a $10,200 penalty after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
18 Apr 2016

High lift jacks suppliers pay penalties following ACCC infringement notices

Online retailers Autoplus Pty Ltd (Autoplus), Smartchannel Pty Ltd trading as Outbax Camping (Outbax) and Sun Yee International Pty Ltd (Sun Yee) have each paid a penalty of $10,200 after being issued with an infringement notice by the ACCC.
1 Dec 2015

Mandatory standard for motorcycle helmets revoked

The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has revoked the mandatory standard for the supply of motorcycle helmets on 27 November 2015.