ACCC seeks to reduce infant sleep product risks to help keep babies safe

The ACCC is seeking feedback on ways to reduce significant safety risks associated with products commonly used to place babies to sleep.
Submissions on proposed policy options to reduce the risk of death and injury associated with Infant Sleep Products, including Infant Inclined Products is being sought from industry.

This Consultation Paper is seeking views on the likely effectiveness and cost of options to address the known risks associated with Infant Sleep Products, including questions about whether the existing mandatory safety standards for folding cots and household cots should be updated.
A consultation paper published today, outlines a range of proposed regulatory options which aim to prevent infant injuries and deaths caused by inclined and other products when used for sleep.