Product Safety Guide for Business

Get the guide to your product safety responsibilities

A new national product safety guide, designed to help businesses identify potentially dangerous or banned products and ensure they meet national mandatory safety standards, is now available.

the Product safety guide for business is in three languages - English, Vietnamese and Chinese - and features photographs of many of the currently banned products.

The guide is a useful resource for retailsers and manufacturers of goods that are sold in discount variety stores, 'two dollar shops', market stalls, baby goods and toy stores, and others, about their responsibilities under Australia's national product safety laws.

There are significant penalties for selling banned or non-compliant goods and it is the responsibility of a business, whether it be wholesale or retail, to ensure that any product they plan to sell complies with Australia's product safety laws before it is stocked.

The Product safety guide for business has been developed in partnership between the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) and state and territory consumer protection agencies.

Get the Guide

The Product safety guide for business can be downloaded at www.productsafety.gov.au/safetyguide or ordered by contacting the ACCC Infocentre on 1300 302 502.

Tips for businesses:
Visit www.productsafety.gov.au/safetyguide for more informationm, and to sign up for email alerts on product safety laws.

Register at www.recalls.gov.au to receive email alerts about product recalls.