News

16 Aug 2019

Taskforce to investigate stronger button battery safety

The ACCC has established a Button Battery Taskforce to investigate ways to reduce risk to the Australian community, particularly children, of button batteries.
5 Aug 2019

Over 4,000 dangerous Takata airbags replaced a day but many still at risk

Despite 80 percent of recalled Takata airbags in Australian vehicles having been replaced since July 2017, there are growing concerns that some communities are not getting the message.

12 Jul 2019

Safety review of baby bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products

The ACCC will today begin a safety review of products designed for infants such as bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products.
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.
20 Jun 2019

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts. In addition to the compulsory recall, there are three categories of voluntary Takata-related recalls.

10 Jun 2019

Well winter safety tips

Winter is here and that means products like heaters, electric blankets, hot water bottles and heat packs are coming out of storage or being purchased. These products don’t just pose a safety risk if used or stored incorrectly, they can become unsafe when used together, or with other products. Our ‘well winter’ safety tips can help keep you and your family safe and warm.
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.