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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that use a chemical called phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate (PSAN) as a propellant and are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts.

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