All businesses who supply products to Australian consumers must comply with Australian product safety laws as outlined by ACCC Product Safety. Consumers Federation of Australia representative Gail Greatorex is a member of the Standards Australia Technical Committee which completed a review of four key parts of the product safety framework set of documents. One of…
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Standard review to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries related to domestic trampoline use.
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Certain adult magnetic products that are unsafe for children will be banned from sale in the ACT.
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The ACCC is currently reviewing the mandatory standard for baby walkers and inviting submissions from stakeholders.
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Button batteries found in remote controls and other household electronic devices are a severe and little known risk for young children, a joint campaign by Energizer, Kidsafe, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned.
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Community urged to take part in safety survey to help understand how and why Australians are using mobility scooters.
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The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon David Bradbury MP, has ordered a company to recall two teeth whitening products in order to protect consumers from unsafe peroxide levels.
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Consumer Affairs Victoria reminded Victorian parents and carers of the dangers that toys containing magnets can pose if swallowed following the recent death of a Queensland toddler.
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Mandatory safety standards are made for products that are likely to be especially hazardous. In making mandatory safety standards, the government protects consumers by specifying minimum requirements that products must meet before they are supplied
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Every year, hundreds of Australians are seriously injured using items they believed to be safe, and some people die. With warmer weather people dig out products they have used for months, which may pose risk injury.
The ACCC’s online campaign seeks to ensure this summer is a safe one.
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The Hon Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, issued a public warning notice on particular types of unsafe child car restraints sold through an online retailer. These car restraints are marketed under various names including ‘Baby Car Seat Pouch’, ‘Portable belt baby car safety seat for 1-5 years old’ and ‘Portable baby car safety…
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a Recalls Australia iPhone app to provide easily accessible information on recalled consumer goods.
Aimed at consumers and based on information from the Recalls Australia website, the app was launched on YouTube by ACCC deputy chairman Peter Kell.
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