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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.

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

Last reviewed: September 2020

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Children's nightwear | Product Safety Australia

Children can suffer severe burns if their nightwear catches fire. Make sure you check the clothing label for information about fire danger.

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Safety investigations | Product Safety Australia

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

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Staying safe with blind and curtain cords | Product Safety Australia

Loose or looped cords can be extremely dangerous. Parents and carers are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure blinds and curtains in your home don't pose a threat to your children.

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Bassinettes | Product Safety Australia

Babies can be injured if a bassinette tips over, the bottom breaks or the folding legs collapse. Use our tips for buying and using bassinettes.

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Baby walkers | Product Safety Australia

Infants can suffer serious injuries when unsupervised in baby walkers. Always keep an eye on your infant when they're using a baby walker and ensure hazardous areas in the house are blocked off.

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Summer's Story - a button battery tragedy | Product Safety Australia

Summer Steer died in 2013 at the age of four from injuries caused by swallowing a button battery

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Toy boxes | Product Safety Australia

If using a toy box to pack away your child's toys, follow our tips for buying and using toy boxes safely to prevent serious injury or entrapment.

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Toppling furniture safety - anchor it and protect a child | Product Safety Australia

Retailers, parents and carers can take steps to help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture.

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Carbon monoxide safety | Product Safety Australia

Carbon monoxide is a toxic, colourless and odourless gas that can come out of many commonly used items. It can cause long-term health effects such as heart disease and brain damage and is often deadly. Learn about the hazards and some tips on how to help avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. The main cause of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning is from combustion of fuels such as

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Mandatory standards | Product Safety Australia

The purpose of a mandatory standard is to make particular safety or information features on products compulsory for legal supply of the product into the Australian market. It is an offence to supply goods that do not comply with mandatory standards.

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