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No. 6 of 2004 Standards/Product Safety as made
Consumer Product Safety Standard: Pedal Bicycles: Safety Requirements. Adopts and varies Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1927:1998 Pedal Bicycles - Safety requirements published by Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand on 5 September 1998.
Administered by: Treasury
General Comments: This Notice was originally made under section 65E of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and is continued in force under section 104 of the Australian Consumer Law (as set out in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010) (Act No. 51 of 1974) (see Schedule 7, item 4 of the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 (Act No. 103 of 2010)).
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Registered 06 Apr 2005
Gazetted 02 Nov 2004


Trade Practices Act 1974

Consumer Protection Notice No. 6 of 2004


I, CHRIS PEARCE, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, pursuant to section 65E of the Trade Practices Act 1974, hereby DECLARE in respect of goods of a kind specified in Division 1 of the Schedule to this notice, the standard approved by Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand, specified in Division 2 of the Schedule, as varied by Division 3 of the Schedule, is a consumer product safety standard for the purposes of section 65C of the Trade Practices Act 1974. 


Division 1: Particulars of the goods

Pedal bicycles, including fully assembled or partially assembled bicycles, but not including the following:

1.         bicycles having a wheel base of less than 640mm;

2.         bicycles which are designed, promoted and supplied primarily for use in competition;

3.         one of a kind bicycles, being bicycles that are uniquely constructed to the order of an individual consumer;

4.         bicycles which are designed to be hinged or folded, or to be taken apart beyond removal of the front wheel, for ease of storage or portability;

5.         tandem bicycles;

6.         power assisted bicycles;

7.         bicycles showing signs of appreciable wear or second hand bicycles; and

8.         recumbent bicycles.

Division 2: The Standard

Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1927: 1998 Pedal bicycles—Safety requirements published by Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand on 5 September 1998.

Division 3:  Variations

AS/NZS 1927: 1998 as specified in Division 2 is varied by:

1.         deleting clause 1.1;

2          deleting clause 1.2;

3.         deleting from clause 1.3 the words “New Zealand Traffic Regulations 1976”;

4.         deleting from clause 1.5(a) the words “or New Zealand”;

5.         deleting clause 2.15.1;

6.         deleting from clause 2.16 the words “Note: There is no regulatory requirement in New Zealand for a warning device to be fitted to a bicycle”; and

7.         deleting clause 2.17.1.


Dated this          1st                      day of             November                      2004.




Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer