Gail's 2007 Year of the Recall

Gail’s 2007 – Year of the Recall

5 minute read In many ways 2007 was a gamechanger. It was my job to help keep children safe, but toys became so hazardous we nearly had to cancel Christmas. It was also the year I began writing my first novel. World attention Me…
Influence consumer product safety

New product safety laws being considered

3 minute read What changes are needed in Australian consumer policy to improve product safety? A Treasury consultation paper discussing a series of options to improve the current consumer product safety system is currently out for…
Button battery retail display

Button batteries – more action needed

Back in 2015 I wrote that injuries from children ingesting button batteries is the most challenging product safety problem I know of. Some good work has gone into managing the problem since then, but serious injuries are still happening and…
Standards consultation

Mandatory product standards reviews a-go-go

Many of the mandatory product safety standards under the Australian Consumer Law are overdue for updating. This has long been a source of frustration and complaint for many businesses. Well, the wait is over. There’s movement at the station…