In this edition: New podcast, Furniture tip-over prevention guide and workshop, Children's nightwear update, Product safety law and administration reviews
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Podcast - Interview with Dr Jeremy Opperer
By Gail Greatorex

In one of the best podcasts to date, I interview Jeremy Opperer of the international consulting firm Exponent. Jeremy is a highly sought-after product safety consultant and trainer. The podcast covers hazard assessment, communicating with consumers and four key steps to managing risk.

Listen to the podcast or read the full transcript

Furniture and TV tip-over prevention - Best practice guide
by Gail Greatorex

A new guide for businesses making and selling furniture and televisions has been published by Australia’s National Retail Association. The Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-over Prevention is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of this issue.

I chaired the working group that developed the guide, which is aimed at retailers, designers, manufacturers and others in the supply chain. I encourage all stakeholders to implement the simple measures in the guide.

Workshops on furniture tip-over prevention best practice
by Gail Greatorex

I have developed a workshop for retailers, manufacturers and importers to help with implementing furniture tip-over best practice.

I will be presenting the first of these in Melbourne on 6 June, hosted by the Australian Furniture Association. 

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Children's nightwear mandatory standard updated - at last!

The ACCC has finalised its review of the children's nightwear mandatory standard and allowed a generous transition period. 

Product Safety Solutions has an e-book available that goes through the differences between the standards AS/NZS 1249: 2003 and 1249:2014. 

Product safety laws - changes recommended

Two key government reports have been published recently on Australia's product safety laws and administration. Each contains a number of recommendations to improve the system of consumer safety protection. 

Details are available via the websites:


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