Toppling furniture - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement

Closed 13 Jun 2022

Opened 13 May 2022

Overview

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking submissions on proposed policy options that will help reduce the risk of death and injury associated with toppling furniture.

There are three well understood concepts that are important in reducing the risk of injury associated with toppling furniture: product design, anchoring and consumer education. The proposed options contained in the Consultation Paper include some or all of these concepts.

Responses to the questions set out in the consultation paper (available below) will assist the ACCC in determining a preferred regulatory option having regard to effectiveness and appropriate cost/benefit considerations.

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 consultation 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:

Director
Toppling Furniture Safety Review
Consumer Product Safety Division
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131
Canberra, ACT 2601

Email: TopplingFurniture@accc.gov.au

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

Submissions are due by 11.59 pm 13 June 2022.

All submissions will be treated as public documents and published on the ACCC website, productsafety.gov.au, 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.

Audiences

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

Interests

  • Product Safety