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Product Safety Australia

Product safety regulation in Australia is a shared responsibility between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the states and territories.

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

The Product Safety Australia website is managed by the ACCC on behalf of Commonwealth, state and territory product safety regulators.

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 out 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.

To ensure products work safely and are compliant with the Australian Consumer Law, the Australian product safety system relies on the cooperation of consumers, suppliers, and government agencies.

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Last reviewed: March 2019

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Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them and save a childs life | Product Safety Australia

Tragically, up to two children die every year from furniture or TVs toppling over. Toppling furniture and TVs also cause hundreds of serious injuries each year. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Making sure your home is safe for children could prevent a serious accident. Dont wait until its too late. You can take steps to prevent unstable furniture and TVs from

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Winter safety | Product Safety Australia

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

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Baby bath aids | Product Safety Australia

Baby bath aids are not safety devices. Make sure you buy a baby bath aid that that carries the required safety warning.

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Dummies | Product Safety Australia

Babies can be at risk of choking or infection from old, poorly made or poorly maintained dummies. Make sure you buy dummies that cannot be easily pulled apart and discard dummies when they start showing signs of wear.

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Baby exercise jumpers | Product Safety Australia

Babies can suffer head and limb injuries when using baby exercise jumpers that have not been properly secured or cannot support enough tension. Make sure you buy a baby exercise jumper that can be securely attached to a door frame and has strong, secure laces.

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Surveillance & audits | Product Safety Australia

The ACCC conducts regular audits on all regulated products, including products that are subject to mandatory safety standards, mandatory information standards and are banned from sale.

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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.

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Toys containing lead & other elements | Product Safety Australia

It isvital that toysare free of lead and otherdangerous elements thatmay harm children. [TOC:ul]

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Folding cots | Product Safety Australia

Children can fall when trying to climb out of folding cots, or become trapped if a cot accidentally collapses. Make sure you buy a cot that meets the mandatory safety standard.

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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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