Product safety checklist

How do I make sure my products are safe?

Product Safety - A Managers Checklist Whether you’re designing, manufacturing, importing or selling consumer products, you have to grapple with the question – How do I make sure my products are safe? Some of the grappling is with the finer…

3D Printing Product Safety Infographic

This infographic shows how 3D printing will change the consumer product market and some of the impacts it will have on product safety. This subject is examined in detail in our White Paper: 3D Printing and Consumer Product Safety. You can…

3D printing and product safety

What will 3D printing of consumer goods mean for product safety? Imagine these possibilities - Manufacture your own plastic toys from yours or someone else’s designs – for your kids to play with, or to create your own little retail…

A new initiative in children’s safety

Why would you need a guide to making clothing safe? Sometimes it’s hard to envisage what can cause children’s injuries. It’s not until you experience it with your own children or hear of an incident that you realise there might…
Opportunity to influence consumer product safety

How consumers can have a say in product safety policy

     He had tattoos on his neck and arms. The words LOVE and HATE were tattooed on his fingers, next to skull rings. His clothes were leather, adorned with silver studs. Heavy boots completed the outfit. I was mindful that this man was…
Influence consumer product safety

How Businesses Can Influence Consumer Product Safety Policy

  WHO sets consumer product standards? How do ‘THEY’ set the standards? How do ‘THEY’ know that the standards can be applied in the real world?   As a small importer or manufacturer, you don’t always get a say in the…
Infinity cable - possible electrocution

Infinity Cable – Future Shock!

Imagine you’ve built a new home or done renovations for your family over the past two years. You endured all the disruption, the drama, the mess and the financial stress. Now you’re enjoying your new space in the knowledge that’s all…
Infinity cable hazard

Infinity cable – A Shock to the System

A new and dramatic saga is about to unfold in Australian product safety history. In August 2013 the Infinity Cable Company recalled electrical cable which had been widely sold across Australia. But this recall was only the start of the…
Global product safety

Notes from International Product Safety Week 2014

Last week was international product safety week. More than 40 countries from around the world were represented at a range of meetings in Brussels, Belgium. Most people came from around Europe, but others had travelled from Canada, USA, New…
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Product Safety Regulations in Australia

Product safety regulations can feel like a maze. If you’re selling consumer products in Australia you need to make sure you’re complying with the rules.