News

21 Dec 2016

VIC: Product safety ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners have been banned from sale in Victoria, with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia raising concerns about their safety.

21 Dec 2016

NSW: Interim ban on sale of portable decorative alcohol-fuelled burners

The NSW Government has approved an interim ban on the sale of portable decorative alcohol-fuelled burners, due to concerns about their safety.
21 Dec 2016

QLD: Ethanol Burners

An interim ban interim ban on the sale of unsafe ethanol burners was imposed on 21 December 2016.

21 Dec 2016

SA: Product safety ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners are now banned from sale in South Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.

20 Dec 2016

WA: Burns prompt ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners will be banned from sale in Western Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer - have fun and stay safe these holidays

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

24 Nov 2016

ACCC acts on fire hazard cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes t

11 Oct 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung is currently investigating reported issues with replacement Galaxy Note7 phones provided as a remedy following the recall on 6 September 2016.
4 Oct 2016

ACCC reviewing 10 mandatory safety standards

Mandatory product safety standards make particular safety or information features on products compulsory.

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.