News

14 May 2020

Banned small high powered magnets recalled following ACCC surveillance

The ACCC is concerned about reports of injuries, especially among children, relating to small high powered magnets. The ACCC recently conducted a surveillance program to inspect the presence of banned small, high powered magnets which may be present in toys, games or novelty goods such as puzzle cubes, jewellery or construction modelling kits.
5 May 2020

Motorists urged to check for deadly Takata airbags during COVID-19

Nearly 200,000 vehicles fitted with potentially deadly airbags are still on the roads, and more than 8,000 of these are considered so dangerous they should not be driven at all, according to the latest ACCC figures on the compulsory recall of Takata airbags.
30 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying safe goods

With many businesses experiencing significant changes in the way they operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that businesses stay informed and remain vigilant when it comes to product safety requirements.
15 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Product safety at home

With many Australians housebound and shopping online during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important you and your household avoid being exposed to unsafe products.
14 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Takata compulsory and NADI 5-AT recalls

At a time where many people are ceasing to use public transport in favour of private vehicles, drivers are reminded that it is essential to check whether your vehicle is subject to the Takata compulsory recall or voluntary Takata NADI 5-AT recall due to dangerous Takata airbags.
9 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying and installing bidet products

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has seen an increase in the purchase of plumbing products such as toilet seat bidet douches, handheld bidet sprays and trigger sprays, and other bidet type products that are connected to toilet water supply outlets (bidet products). This safety alert was updated on 28 April 2020 to include a Chinese (Simplified) translation.
6 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying face masks

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in demand of certain goods such as face masks. If you wish to supply face masks you need to consider whether you are supplying surgical or non-surgical face masks as they are regulated differently.
19 Mar 2020

Product safety priorities focus on button battery safety

Consumer household products with button batteries, including children’s toys, should have secure battery safety compartments, child resistant packaging and clear information and warning labels, under proposed new mandatory standards put forward by the ACCC for consultation.
3 Mar 2020

Safety alert for recalled Mazda3 (MY2014-2016), Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 (MY2012-2018) diesel vehicles

The ACCC is urging consumers to respond to Mazda Australia’s 9 October 2019 voluntary safety recall of Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 vehicles, as there is a serious safety issue which can result in injury or death.
25 Feb 2020

Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate a recall of some vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (Mercedes-Benz), after Mercedes-Benz acknowledged it had failed to initiate a recall of certain C class and E class vehicles with faulty Takata airbags, due to spare parts availability, in accordance with the timeframe required under the Takata compulsory recall.