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No. 1 of 2003 Standards/Product Safety as made
Consumer Product Safety Standard for Bunk Beds. Adopts and varies the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4220:1994, Bunk beds approved by Standards Australia.
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General Comments: This Notice was originally made under section 65E of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and is continued in force under section 104 of the Australian Consumer Law (as set out in Schedule 2 of the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 26 Mar 2003



Trade Practices Act 1974


Consumer Protection Notice No. 1  of 2003




I, IAN GORDON CAMPBELL, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, pursuant to section 65E of the Trade Practices Act 1974, hereby:


(a)               REVOKE the consumer product safety standard in respect of bunk beds declared by consumer protection notice No.2 of 2002 published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 15 of 17 April 2002;

(b)               DECLARE, that in respect of goods of a kind specified in Division 1 of the Schedule to this Notice, the standard approved by Standards Australia specified in Division 2 of the Schedule, as varied by Division 3 of the Schedule, is a consumer product safety standard for purposes of section 65C of the Trade Practices Act 1974.



Division 1: Particulars of the Goods


Bunk beds supplied as an item of furniture or part of an item of furniture, not including portable bunk beds designed for camping or bunk beds that are built-in fitments in caravans, camper trailers, tent trailers, camper vans, motor homes, trains, ships, aircraft and other types of conveyances.


Division 2: The Standard


Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4220:1994, Bunk beds.


Division 3: Variations


(1)       Delete the following clauses, sub-clauses and items: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, 7.1(c), 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 8, 9(b)(i) and 9(d), and appendices B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J.


(2)       Delete the text in sub-clause 3.1 and replace with the following text:


“Bunk Bed-
(a) A set of components that are assembled or are ready for assembly into single beds or double/single combination beds which will be stacked one over the other; or


(b) Any single bed, other than a hospital bed, where the upper surface of the mattress base is at least 800 mm above the floor surface.”


(3)       In Sub-clause 7.1(b) replace the dimension “75 mm” with the dimension “95 mm”.



 (4)      In sub-clause 9(c) add to the beginning of the paragraph the following words:

“For the upper bed, where the height of the guard rails is less than 360 mm above the mattress base:”

(5)       In Appendix A, part A3(a)(iv) replace the spherical probe diameter dimension “75 ±0.5 mm” with the dimension “95 ±0.5 mm”, and in parts A5(e), A6(c) replace the dimension “75 mm” with the dimension “95 mm”.

(7)       In Appendix A, delete part A3(b).

(8)       In Appendix A, part A5(a), delete the words “Place a mattress on each of the mattress bases of the bunk bed.”




Dated this           11th            day of         March       2003








Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer