13 Mar

Button battery safety failures. CHOICE test labs find plenty of safety risks in everyday household items.

Industry ignores voluntary guidelines

  • 10 out 17 common household products failed our button battery safety test.
  • Despite two deaths and many injuries to children, product makers are largely ignoring the voluntary button battery safety code.

Button batteries are everywhere these days, powering everything from medical devices to musical birthday cards.

But there’s a price to pay for the convenience: button batteries have long been a potentially lethal threat to young children, who ingest them at an alarming rate.

Read more here.

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26 Feb

Congratulations to team CBA ! Click here to find out more !

Last week our re-accreditation audit conducted by JAS-ANZ was an outstanding success – no major non-conformities, no minor non-conformities and no observations were found during the audit. This was a great result and a credit to the whole team who work hard to maintain, improve and implement changes to our quality management system and technical processes so that CBA continues to provide high quality service to our customers. Our customers can be confident that their products are professionally certified before being placed on the market. Thank you team and well done.

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23 Jan
05 Nov

EESS fees – From 1 January 2019 renewal fees will apply for all Level 2 and Level 3 registered in-scope electrical equipment.

Since the EESS commenced in Queensland in 2013, responsible suppliers have not been required to pay renewal fees for registration of in-scope electrical equipment. EESS fees have also not been subject to CPI increases. These “exemptions” were put in place until other States and Territories adopted the EESS.

Western Australia and Victoria have now signed on to the EESS and Victoria recently passed legislation to enact the EESS as law. As a result, from 1 January 2019 renewal fees will apply to all level 2 and 3 registered in-scope electrical equipment, and will also be subject to CPI increases.

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11 Sep

4.5 million recalls in FY18. Faulty products continue to cause serious injury and harm to thousands of Australians.

Faulty products hit list

4.5 million recalls in FY18.

Faulty products continue to cause serious injury and harm to thousands of Australians, with more than 4.5 million items recalled by suppliers in the 2017-18 financial year. A total of 613 products were recalled, 26 from the electronics and technology sectors.

New figures showed at least 10 people a day are injured and require medical attention as a result of unsafe products, according to mandatory reports provided to the ACCC by manufacturers and retailers.

“Ten injuries a day due to defective products is alarming, but we suspect this is just the tip of the iceberg as many more consumers don’t report injuries to the product suppliers at all,” ACCC deputy chair Delia Rickard said.

Read more of the Appliance Retailer article here.

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22 May
11 May

1 May 2018 Certification Body Australia Accreditation – Telecommunications Equipment Certification Scheme (TECS)

Certification Body Australia continue to issue certificates for Australian telecom approvals.

The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) has approved the scope extension of Certification Body Australia as a Conformity Assessment Body providing Product Certification Services in the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Scheme (TECS).

For list of certification bodies click here.



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