Consumer product safety - a guide for businesses & legal practitioners

This guide will help businesses and legal practitioners understand the consumer product safety requirements of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

This guide is intended to reflect the consumer law at a point in time and does not reflect changes to the ACL which have occurred since initial publication. These changes include:

  • changes to the definition of 'consumer'. For goods and services supplied from 1 July 2021, the threshold amount has increased from $40,000 to $100,000
  • increases to the maximum civil penalties for both corporations and individuals.

Note: This guide is not legal advice or a definitive list of situations where the ACL applies.