Toppling furniture and televisions - Issues paper

Closed 30 Aug 2021

Opened 2 Aug 2021

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking your assistance.

Scoping risk control options to prevent injuries and deaths from toppling furniture and televisions is one of the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2021.

As part of this process, we are seeking information from consumers, consumer safety advocates, the furniture and television industries, medical professionals, and other interested stakeholders about the safety hazards posed by toppling furniture and televisions.  

Responses to the questions set out in the issues paper (available below) will support the ACCC to assess the factors affecting safety, and the potential options which may be effective in reducing the risk of injury and death.

For further information about the risks, including safety tips for purchasing and using furniture and televisions, visit Product Safety Australia.

How to make a submission

It is preferred that interested parties respond to the questions set out in the issues paper using the online form. If you wish to provide additional information via a document, please do so using the consultation hub file upload function.

Alternatively, submissions can be lodged by post or email to:

Toppling Furniture Safety 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 30 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.


  • All consumers
  • All business
  • Education providers
  • Consumer groups
  • Government
  • Small business


  • Product Safety