Make sure your imported goods are safe

Make sure your imported goods are safe

With injury reporting issues on the table, it is relevant to note that the ACCC has highlighted concerns about the safety of cheap imported goods after a 12 per cent increase in recalls due to goods not meeting safety standards.

For example, many Infinity Cables have been recalled after being imported from China and sold through Masters hardware stores due to their fire and electric shock risks.  The cables were not properly tested in Australia.

It is important for retailers to check that their goods have passed the required tests and safety standards.  Additionally, make sure that all labelling adheres to standards as well.  The Product Safety website is a good resource to identify what your product requirements are.  If you are the importer, then you are also the deemed manufacturer under Australian law.

If you need advice regarding your product safety obligations under Australian law, contact me at  or call me at 1300 033 934 for a no-obligation quote.

Source: ACCC warns of rising safety risk as imports get cheaper |