Sourcing face masks for your team

New face mask rules have come into effect over the past several days, as Queensland, Victoria and New South...

New face mask rules have come into effect over the past several days, as Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales grapple with growing outbreaks of COVID-19.   Face mask rules in Queensland Effective from 11 January to 22 January across Greater Brisbane...

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E-commerce businesses pledge to improve product safety online

Today the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched the Australian Product Safety Pledge, aiming to protect Australian consumers...

Today the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched the Australian Product Safety Pledge, aiming to protect Australian consumers from safety risks when shopping online by strengthening product safety measures across online businesses. NRA advocacy Industry has pushed for online product safety to be on the agenda for regulators for a...

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Retail pushes for the safety of toys sold online

This World Children’s Day retailers and businesses are doing their part in protecting children by ensuring all toys sold...

This World Children’s Day retailers and businesses are doing their part in protecting children by ensuring all toys sold online are safe for children and removing unsafe toys immediately. The ACCC is co-leading the OECD global awareness campaign on the safety of toys sold online, which aims to help consumers make an...

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Key guidelines on children’s apparel product safety released

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released the second revision of the Children’s Apparel Product Safety Guidelines in...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released the second revision of the Children’s Apparel Product Safety Guidelines in an effort to improve child safety. The guidelines have been researched and compiled by the National Retail Association Technical Standards Committee group of quality assurance and product compliance specialists. Children’s apparel...

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Button batteries: Tiny batteries, big danger

The ACCC have issued a media release advising households of the dangers of button batteries, following the tragic death...

The ACCC have issued a media release advising households of the dangers of button batteries, following the tragic death of yet another child in late July. The ACCC advises consumers that there are a number of ways to prevent this from happening including: Check before you buy Secure button batteries ...

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Sourcing face masks for retail team members – industry tips

Face coverings are now mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell. Retail staff will need to wear a face...

Face coverings are now mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne and Shire of Mitchell. Retail staff will need to wear a face covering that conceals both the nose and mouth, unless they meet any of the criteria for lawful excuses such as a medical condition. If your business is ordering a large quantity...

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Technical Standards Committee Chairperson wins top Standards Australia award

The National Retail Association would like to congratulate our Technical Standards Committee Chairperson, Barbara Geens. Barbara has been awarded...

The National Retail Association would like to congratulate our Technical Standards Committee Chairperson, Barbara Geens. Barbara has been awarded the most prestigious award from Standards Australia, the W.R. Hebblewhite Medal. Standards Awards are presented to those who have made significant contributions to standardisation and demonstrated outstanding service in enabling...

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New safety standard for projectile toys

The ACCC has announced an updated mandatory safety standard for projectile toys, designed to protect children from serious eye...

The ACCC has announced an updated mandatory safety standard for projectile toys, designed to protect children from serious eye injuries or choking from toys like bow and arrow sets and toy guns. The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the design, construction and labelling of projectile toys. Suppliers are now able...

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15/03/18 ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney,...

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market. “Today, I am proud to release a...

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Have your say: Technical Standards

Technical Standards Next Committee Meeting: 22 MARCH, SYDNEY The NRA’s Technical Standards Committee is a group of quality assurance and product compliance specialists...

Technical Standards Next Committee Meeting: 22 MARCH, SYDNEY The NRA’s Technical Standards Committee is a group of quality assurance and product compliance specialists who come together from many of Australia’s retail businesses to discuss the challenges of product safety and compliance. The Committee is an important forum for the development of retail industry...

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Bicycle safety standards review – call for submissions

Bicycles in Australia are currently regulated by a mandatory safety standard that sets out requirements for braking, steering function,...

Bicycles in Australia are currently regulated by a mandatory safety standard that sets out requirements for braking, steering function, reflectors, bells, identification markers and user guidance. In addition to the mandatory standard all State and Territory road rules require bicycles to have a brake, reflectors and a bell.The Australian...

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Product Safety – A Guide to Testing

Australian Consumer Law (ACL) dictates that businesses operating in Australia must ensure the consumer products that they sell meet...

Australian Consumer Law (ACL) dictates that businesses operating in Australia must ensure the consumer products that they sell meet mandatory safety standards, are fit for their intended purpose and safe. One way of determining this is for products to be tested to show they meet the necessary standards. If...

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Are you GHS ready?

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a United Nations effort to internationally standardise...

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a United Nations effort to internationally standardise chemical classication, labelling and safety data sheets (SDS) in the workplace.  The GHS uses a common set of pictograms, signal words and hazard warnings to universalise classifications. Australia adopted...

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Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks

NSW Fair Trading recently commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the State. ...

NSW Fair Trading recently commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the State. Discount stores and 'pop-up kiosk' traders will be a focus with inspections continuing for several weeks. Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said kiosk traders tend to be direct importers,...

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