Keeping Babies Safe

April 26, 2024

Did you know that more than half of Australian mandatory product safety standards are related to goods for babies and children. But every year there are still many children that need hospital treatment for injuries caused by unsafe or misused products.

Whether you’re buying, installing or using items for babies and children it’s important to be aware of the key safety risks these items can present. The ACCC has developed a dedicated resource, Your First Steps to help parents and caregivers understand the best way to keep babies and young children safe.

Sleeping can present particular safety risks for babies and toddlers. Red Nose Australia has some excellent resources on the best way to ensure babies can sleep safe and sound: 

When listing items for children and babies you should review eBay’s Product Safety Policy, Product Safety Guidance and monitor Product Safety Australia to ensure your listings are in compliance with relevant standards and requirements. Product Safety Australia has also recently shared a new safety bulletin on infant sleep products. If listing these items please review this updated information.