The ACCC undertakes in-depth safety investigations into certain products.
Quad bike safety investigation
In 2017, the ACCC formed a taskforce to investigate and determine whether to recommend to the Assistant Treasurer that a mandatory safety standard for quad bikes be made under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
Button battery safety investigation
In July 2019, the ACCC established a taskforce to conduct an investigation into button battery safety and consider the options available under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for reducing the risk of death and injury to young children. In December 2020, the Assistant Treasurer announced the introduction of four new button battery related mandatory safety and information standards.