On 28 February, 2018 the Minister Assisting the Treasurer released the Consumer Goods (Motor Vehicles With Affected Takata Airbag Inflators and Specified Spare Parts) Recall Notice 2018 (RECALL NOTICE).

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is responsible for implementation of the above RECALL NOTICE

The RECALL NOTICE places obligations on any person who, in trade or commerce, supplies airbags or airbag inflators as “Spare Parts”.

The RECALL NOTICE specifies certain airbags as “Affected Airbags”. It makes it illegal to sell an “Affected Airbag”.

This applies particularly to automotive recyclers, scrap metal dealers and second hand parts sellers.

The RECALL NOTICE places an obligation on sellers of Spare Parts to:

The Auto Recyclers Association of Australia (ARAA) is working with manufacturers to assist them in the recovery of Affected Takata Airbags.

We will notify the relevant manufacturer of an Affected Airbag that is reported to us, and arrange for the recovery of that airbag. Upon being notified of an Affected Airbag we will, on behalf of the manufacturer: