Publication Date Monday, June 29, 2020
The Consumer Goods (Aquatic Toys) Safety Standard 2020 sets out the mandatory requirements for aquatic toys. These requirements are intended to reduce the risk of serious injury or death to children from drowning.
An aquatic toy must comply with the relevant sections of one of the following standards:
- Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 Safety of toys Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties;
- International Standard ISO 8124–1:2018 Safety of toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties.
The mandatory standard includes a transition period to assist with the changeover to the new mandatory standard.
Up to 12 June 2022, suppliers have the option to comply with the requirements from either the Consumer Goods (Aquatic Toys) Safety Standard 2020 or the Consumer Protection Notice No. 2 of 2009 (Consumer Product Safety Standard for Flotation Toys and Aquatic Toys).
From 13 June 2022, suppliers must only comply with the requirements in the Consumer Goods (Aquatic Toys) Safety Standard 2020.
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