News

24 Aug 2018

ACCC warns carers to avoid using convertible tricycles to transport children

The ACCC is warning carers to avoid using convertible tricycles to transport children as they do not typically include important safety features required for strollers.
25 Jun 2018

Toppling furniture: lessons from toddler’s tragic death

Toddler Blake Shaw was killed when a freestanding bookcase fell on him in August 2016. His death provides a tragic reminder to all parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs.

31 May 2018

Well winter safety tips

Many winter products can be unsafe if they are old, faulty or used incorrectly. Stay safe with our 'well winter' safety tips that can help Australians avoid burns, injury and death, while staying warm in the cooler months.

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).