Product safety publications
There is a wide variety of products around our home or workplace which can be dangerous if not installed or used properly. Each year there are a number of consumer alerts and/or product recalls including sunglasses, car ramps and jacks, hot water bottles, ethanol heaters and decorative burners, electrical cables contact lens and phone chargers.
Consumer Protection produces a range of product safety publications including a series of brochures on safety for kids in the home.
Product Safety Australia, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), provides a great deal of information on mandatory standards, what to look for when buying products and how to make products safer in the home. They cover a broad range of topcis which include the product categories below:
- Animals & agriculture
- Baby & nursery
- Boats & marine
- Chemicals in consumer products
- Clothing & accessories
- Fire & flammables
- Food & groceries
- Furniture, homewares & window furnishings
- Gas & electrical appliances
- Hardware & building materials
- Health & cosmetics
- Spas, pools & swimming
- Sports & recreation
- Tobacco & smoking accessories
- Vehicles & accessories
Product safety videos
A number of product safety videos have been produced by the ACCC, and are available on their ACCCProductSafety YouTube channel.
Product safety apps
There are a number of apps that can help you stay up to date with product safety information.
ACCC Keeping Baby Safe
The Keeping baby safe app features over 30 different infant and nursery products with information on:
- hazards related to the product
- what to look for when purchasing
ACCC Recalls Australia
The Recalls Australia app will help you stay on top of the latest recall information, especially when you’re on the move. The app enables you to search the national recalls database by product name or category.
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