ACCC launches new app to keep babies safe

Macworld Australia Staff
31 July, 2012
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched a free iOS app for parents and carers that provides mobile access to a range of infant and nursery product safety information, in a bid to keep small children safe from everyday hazards and dangers.

Keeping baby safe is a new app developed by the ACCC which features safety information and buying tips for more than 30 different infant and nursery products including cots, prams, change tables and more,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

“The app will allow parents who are out shopping for baby products or researching purchases for their nursery to quickly find out about the key safety features they should be looking for.”

Keeping baby safe also displays warnings and dangers related to certain types of baby products, and an ‘Explore your home’ feature where users can access safety information on products likely to be found in each room of the house. If, for example, a parent is shopping for a car seat, they can use the app to look up key safety features car seats are required to have, get advice on how to use car seats safely and more.

The new app joins a current lineup of other Keeping baby safe resources from the ACCC. Additional products include an information booklet, which can be downloaded from or as a free eBook from the iBook store.

“It’s just one of the ways the ACCC is working to make product safety information accessible to a wide range of consumers,”  Rickard said.


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