Infant Inclined Products - Issues Paper

Closed 16 Aug 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is conducting a market review into the safety of infant inclined products. As part of this process, the ACCC has released an Issues Paper (available below) for consultation.

The ACCC is concerned about the use of inclined products for infant sleep because they go against an established body of evidence that infants should sleep on a flat, firm surface.

The Issues Paper includes a series of questions about which the ACCC is seeking views. Responses will be used to inform the ACCC’s development of a policy position on this issue, including whether it should recommend regulation.

How to make a submission

Interested parties can choose to upload a submission or complete the individual questions as outlined in the Issues Paper. Alternatively, submissions can be lodged by post or email to:

Infant Inclined Products Market Review
Consumer Product Safety Division
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131 Canberra ACT 2601


Please include your name, organisation and contact details when making a submission.

Submissions are due by 11.59 pm, 16 August 2021. 

All submissions will be treated as public documents and published on the ACCC website,, unless otherwise requested.

Any parties wishing to submit commercial-in-confidence material should clearly mark it so, and submit both a public version and commercial-in-confidence version of their submission, with reasons explaining why it is confidential. More information about the ACCC’s treatment of confidential information can be found in the ACCC’s Information Policy.



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