The Commonwealth minister must notify suppliers in writing and must give suppliers the opportunity to call a conference with the ACCC. At this conference, suppliers can present a case concerning the proposed ban and inspect ACCC documents. However, calling such a conference is not required if the minister thinks that the consumer goods, or product related services, create an imminent risk of death, or serious illness or injury.
How to comply
A ban on a consumer good makes it unlawful for anyone, in trade or commerce to:
- supply the banned goods
- offer to supply the banned goods
manufacture, possess or control the banned goods.
A supplier of consumer goods or product-related services should remain up-to-date on banned goods and services. Information on bans, standards and recalls is available on the Product Safety Australia website.