Many products must comply with mandatory safety and information standards. These standards give consumers vital information and prevent unsafe products entering the marketplace.
Safety standards require that products meet requirements for performance, composition, contents, manufacturing or processing methods, design, construction, finish and packaging. The standards ensure products are safe for their intended use and help prevent injuries from unsafe goods.
Information standards ensure that products show information, usually via a label or warning, that allow consumers to make the best possible choice about a product.
A national product safety guide has been designed to help businesses identify banned and regulated products and ensure all products meet national mandatory safety standards. The Product safety guide for business is available in three languages English, Vietnamese and Chinese and features photographs of many of the currently banned products. If you are having trouble downloading the guide, email email@example.com and we will organise for a guide to be sent out to you.
The Product Safety Australia website lists all mandatory safety and information standards.
- Aquatic toys
- Baby bath aids
- Baby dummies
- Baby walkers
- Balloon blowing kits
- Basketball rings and backboards
- Bean bags
- Bicycle helmets
- Blinds, curtains and window fittings
- Bunk beds/Fair Trading (Safety Standards) Regulation for short-term accomodation
- Child restraints for motor vehicles
- Children's portable folding cots
- Children's toys
- Children's toys containing magnets
- Clothing and textiles
- Cosmetics and toiletries
- Disposable cigarette lighters
- Elastic luggage straps
- Exercise cycles
- Hot water bottles
- Household cots
- Lead and other elements in toys and finger paints
- Motor vehicle recovery straps
- Motorcycle helmets
- Moveable soccer goals
- Nightwear for children
- Portable aerosol fire extinguishers
- Portable non-aerosol fire extinguishers
- Portable ramps for motor vehicles
- Prams and strollers
- Projectile toys
- Reduced fire risk cigarettes
- Swimming and flotation aids
- Tobacco products
- Trolley jacks
- Vehicle jacks
- Vehicle support stands
For a copy of the standards for these products, go to Standards Australia.
Last reviewed 15/01/2013