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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a new mandatory safety standard for prams and strollers.

Consumer Goods (Prams and Strollers) Amendment Safety Standard 2019 amends Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers (Consumer Protection Notice No 8 of 2007) by adding a clarification note on the application of the mandatory standard to convertible wheeled products such as convertible tricycle strollers.

The note states that where a product is a convertible product and that product has a mode designed to transport a child in a seated position, and which may also be adjusted to a semi-reclined or fully reclined position, it is a stroller for the purpose of the safety standard. These products are required to meet the requirements of the mandatory standard. Products of this type may include convertible tricycles and other wheeled vehicles.

This mandatory standard also prescribes requirements for the performance testing, design, construction, safety warnings and labels of prams and strollers.

The new standard commenced on February 14, 2019 requiring suppliers of convertible products to ensure that the products they supply meet the requirements of the mandatory standard.