News

2 Jan 2018

ACCC surveillance activity targets decorative alcohol fuelled devices

In August 2017, the ACCC undertook surveillance focussing on the supply of decorative alcohol fuelled devices, more commonly known as ethanol burners.

11 Dec 2017

Safe summer essentials

Products and activities common to this time of year can pose accident risks, particularly if you aren't vigilant or fail to identify safety hazards.

21 Nov 2017

ACCC’s surveillance on mini jelly cups containing konjac

The ACCC recently conducted surveillance against the ban on mini jelly cups containing konjac (also known as glucomannan, conjac, konnyaku, konjonac, taro powder and yam flour), having a height or width of less than or equal to 45mm.

13 Nov 2017

ACCC summary of supplier conference on proposed compulsory recall of specified Takata airbag inflators

On 9 October 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) held a conference with suppliers and interested parties on the proposed Takata recall notice.

13 Nov 2017

Subaru extends Takata recalls

Around 95 000 additional Subaru vehicles have been recalled due to faulty Takata airbags. Subaru owners are urged to check if their VIN has been added to the extended recall.

6 Nov 2017

Toppling furniture: 2017 international campaign

The ACCC is urging parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs, as part of an international safety campaign to prevent infant deaths and serious injuries.  

24 Oct 2017

New quad bike safety taskforce

The ACCC has formed a taskforce to consider options for improving quad bike vehicle safety under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

21 Jun 2017

Product safety tips for online shopping

When shopping online, we recommend thinking about product safety and checking your purchases meet mandatory Australian requirements.

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer - have fun and stay safe these holidays

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

4 Oct 2016

ACCC reviewing 10 mandatory safety standards

Mandatory product safety standards make particular safety or information features on products compulsory.