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Consumer safety

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Australian Consumer Law | Product Safety Australia

Product safety in Australia is governed by the Australian Consumer Law. The ACL is contained in a schedule to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Relevant provisions can also be found in state and territory fair trading legislation.

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Responsible sourcing of products | Product Safety Australia

Under the Australian Consumer Law, suppliers are responsible for selling consumer products that are safe and fit for purpose.

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Product safety - NT.GOV.AU

Find out where to get information about product safety and recalls.

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Chemical hazards & injuries | Product Safety Australia

Many common products contain chemicals that can be hazardous if used incorrectly. Consumers should understand the risks and practice safe use of products that contain chemicals to avoid serious injuries.

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Product testing | Product Safety Australia

Product testing helps suppliers ensure that the products they supply in the Australian market meet mandatory safety standards and are able to meet any claims made about them.

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Mandatory reporting | Product Safety Australia

Under Australian Consumer Law, suppliers are required to report anyproduct-related death, seriousinjury or serious illness associated with a consumer product.

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Product bans | Product Safety Australia

Bans can be placed on products and product-related services if there is a risk that they may cause serious injury, illness or death.

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Product liability | Product Safety Australia

Australias product liability laws are a mixture of common law and Federal and state legislation.

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Safety alerts | Product Safety Australia

Lists all safety alerts on the Product Safety Australia website.

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Safety investigations | Product Safety Australia

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

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