News

21 Jun 2019

ACCC urges caution with DIY vehicle maintenance

Around 120 Australians have died as a result of do it yourself (DIY) car maintenance accidents since 2000, while many hundreds have been hospitalised due to injuries, and the ACCC is warning consum

20 Jun 2019

DIY car safety

When working on cars at your home or at a workshop, remember that safety is the number one priority for yourself and for others.
2 May 2019

WA: Ethanol burner ban reminder following serious incident in Perth

A decorative alcohol-fuelled (ethanol) burner exploded in a suburban backyard in Perth’s southern suburbs at the weekend, prompting a reminder to consumers that certain table-top models have been b

2 May 2019

More progress is needed in Airbag recalls

The quarterly recall figures for Takata airbags reveal steady progress is being made in the recall but the ACCC is warning motorists not to become complacent.

8 Apr 2019

Qld: Safety investigation into Huggies Ultra Dry complete

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (QOFT) has finalised its investigation into complaints about the safety of Huggies Ultra Dry nappies, after finding no evidence that the product is unsafe.

14 Mar 2019

Unsafe goods should be illegal to sell

There should be a law in Australia prohibiting the sale of unsafe goods, ACCC Chair Rod Sims told the National Con

5 Feb 2019

A million airbags still to be replaced

Australia’s largest ever recall is nearly two thirds progressed with 2.8 million faulty Takata airbags replaced with around 1 million still outstanding.

4 Feb 2019

Vic: safety alert on four open-flued gas heaters

Energy Safe Victoria has raised Safety Alerts on four open-flued gas log space heaters.
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.