Review of the mandatory safety standard for projectile toys

Closed 26 May 2021

Opened 27 Apr 2021

Overview

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues in the consultation paper (available below) on the review of the mandatory safety standard for projectile toys. 

The ACCC prefers submissions to be provided via the ACCC consultation hub.

Alternatively, submissions can also be made via post to:

Director
Standards Review
Consumer Product Safety Branch
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Submissions may be published on the ACCC website at the end of the consultation period.

Please note any information that you believe to be of a confidential nature should be clearly marked or identified as confidential. The ACCC will not disclose the confidential information to third parties, other than advisors or consultants engaged directly by the ACCC, without first providing you with notice of its intention to do so, such as where it is compelled to do so by law. 

Why we are consulting

The ACCC is conducting a targeted review of the mandatory safety standard for projectile toys.

The ACCC is proposing to amend the mandatory standard to incorporate recent amendments made to the voluntary Australian and International standards, which are referenced by the mandatory standard.

We have assessed the amendments to the voluntary Australian and International standards and consider they are minor, procedural adjustments that add clarity for suppliers and test agencies. Importantly, these amendments to the voluntary standards will maintain the existing level of safety achieved by the current mandatory standard.

Your submissions to this consultation will help us test our preliminary position and make a final recommendation to the Minister.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Product Safety