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Product safety and recalls

Blog post | 03 Jun 2019

Keeping you and your family safe is important for any parent. And while there are standards for how these products are made, sometimes they are not safe and need to be recalled.

Any products made or sold in Australia need to meet certain guidelines. These products can include clothing, toys, furniture, car seats and food and drink.

Parents are able to check out the latest product recalls issued from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission relating to children's clothing, toys, furniture, food and other products.

The Product Safety Australia site has a list of all recalls and you are also able to subscribe to email notifications or follow them on social media for the latest recalls.

Each recall lists the name of the product, what the issue is and how to return the product along with the relevant contact details.

Product Safety Australia also has a comprehensive guide to buying baby and kids products, including toys, clothing and furniture.

To find out more, visit Product Safety Australia at

Food safety and recalls

The safety of food and drink in Australia is regulated by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

You can subscribe to an email newsletter or follow them on social media for the latests food recalls.

FSANZ also has consumer information on nutrition, additives and fortification, as well as useful tips and information on food safety.

More information

Learn more about keeping your family safe:

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