Tongue studs without holes

No hole tongue studs are banned in Australia.

About the ban

The ban applies to all tongue studs without holes, also known as no hole tongue studs.

Tongue studs without holes are small beads worn as jewellery on the tongue, without the need for piercing. They have a small opening on one side only, which acts to create a vacuum when attached to the tongue.

Complying with the ban

Consumer Protection Notice No. 18 of 2010 sets out the requirements of this ban. This ban was declared on 1 July 2010


Failure to supply compliant products can result in the ACCC taking action, culminating in:

  • infringement notices
  • court enforceable undertakings
  • disqualification from being a company director
  • court action with penalties
  • recall of product.

See: Fines and penalties

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