Mandatory standards

Safety review of baby bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products

The ACCC will today begin a safety review of products designed for infants such as bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products.

The market review will be on inclined baby products used for sleeping, where the baby’s head and back are inclined, and may include a harness or belt to secure the baby into the product.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that at least 74 infant fatalities have occurred in the United States while using bouncers, rockers and recliners.

Vehicle jacks: supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the legal requirements for supply of vehicle jacks.

Children's portable folding cots: supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the legal requirements for supply of children’s portable folding cots, commonly known as folding cots.

Reduced fire risk cigarettes - supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the requirements for supply of reduced fire risk cigarettes.

Projectile toys: supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the requirements for the supply of children’s projectile toys.

Product safety: Mandatory standards & bans

A list of products with mandatory standards regulated by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and enforced by the ACCC.

Pedal bicycles: supplier guide

A revised consumer product safety standard for pedal bicycles became effective on 1 November 1999.

Banned DEG in toothpaste: bulletin

An unsafe goods notice banning the supply of toothpaste containing more than 0.25 per cent by weight of diethylene glycol (DEG) was declared on 3 August 2007.

DEHP in children's plastic products: bulletin

This bulletin outlines requirements of the 18-month interim ban on children’s plastic products with more than 1 per cent by weight diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).

Toy and nursery update: bulletin

Bulletin to alert suppliers of the mandatory standards for portable folding cots and lead in childrens toys.