Need to talk? Call 1800 882 436.
It's a free call with a maternal child health nurse. *call charges may apply from your mobile

Is it an emergency? Dial 000
If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.

beginning of content

Product Safety Australia

Product safety regulation in Australia is a shared responsibility between the ACCC and State and Territory regulators.

The Product Safety Australia website is managed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on behalf of Commonwealth and state and territory regulators.

The ACCC's role is to identify and address the risk of serious injury and death from safety hazards in consumer products.

Product safety priorities

The ACCC Product Safety Priorities policy sets out the principles adopted by the ACCC for prioritising and addressing product safety risks.

How Product Safety Australia can help

The website provides a single-entry point for recalled products, directing consumers to the appropriate regulator. It also provides a range of safety information across various product categories, as well as enabling consumers to report unsafe products.

Businesses can find information about any laws, bans, standards or restrictions that may apply when supplying products in Australia. It also enables businesses to submit product recalls, mandatory injury reports and other information required by law.

Information / help lines

Programs, apps and tools

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Product Safety Recalls Australia.

Last reviewed: September 2020

Information from this partner

Found 54 results

Safety investigations | Product Safety Australia

The ACCC undertakes in-depth safety investigations into certain products.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Button battery safety in the home | Product Safety Australia

Summary: These button batteries can seriously injure or kill a child. Published: 19 September 2016

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Toys containing lead & other elements | Product Safety Australia

It is vital that toys are free of lead and other dangerous elements that may harm children. [TOC:ul]

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Projectile toys | Product Safety Australia

Children are at risk of serious eye injuries or from choking when playing with projectile toys. Always make sure children know how to play safely with these toys.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Ceiling fan injury hazard | Product Safety Australia

Published 26 Nov 2013 Product category Heating, cooling, fans

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Push-pull toys | Product Safety Australia

Ensure that push-pull toys do not have long cords or strings that could pose a strangulation risk to young children, and check there are no sharp edges or exposed nails on the handles.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Building blocks | Product Safety Australia

Building blocks can provide young children with hours of creative play, but make sure there are no broken parts or brittle edges to avoid injury.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Cubby houses & tents | Product Safety Australia

Children are at risk of a range of injuries when playing in cubby houses. Make sure you buy a cubby house that has adequate ventilation and that can be easily opened from the inside.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Rocking cradles | Product Safety Australia

If using a rocking cradle for your baby, make sure that it has the appropriate safety features, such as a tilt limiter and child-resistant lock.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Rocker chairs | Product Safety Australia

Babies can suffer serious injuries if they fall from rocker chairs. Always buy rockers with a five-point restraint system and sturdy construction.

Read more on Product Safety Australia website

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

This information is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.

The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this publication or any part of it may not be reproduced, altered, adapted, stored and/or distributed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Healthdirect Australia.