The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has, in part, allowed an appeal by the ACCC against a decision of Justice Rangiah in the Federal Court, which had dismissed certain allegations against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd (Dateline Imports).
With two deaths and over 16,000 ingestion cases reported every year worldwide the ACCC, in partnership with international regulators, is urging parents to be careful when using and storing laundry products so they don’t accidentally harm children.
This ban applies to toys, childcare articles, eating vessels and utensils intended for children up to and including 36 months of age that they can readily chew and/or suck. Items containing more than 1 per cent by weight of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) are banned. Risk: reproductive toxicity for children.
The guidance prescribes concentrations of chemicals, below which a safety concern does not exist. It includes a list of 22 hazardous aromatic amines which can be derived from certain hazardous azo dyes in clothing, textiles and leather articles.