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SR 2001 No. 279 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SLI 2008 No. 242
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 03 Dec 2008
Start Date 03 Dec 2008
End Date 14 Dec 2009

Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Bicycle Helmets) Regulations 2001

Statutory Rules 2001 No. 279 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 3 December 2008
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2008 No. 242

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                     3

                        2     Commencement [see Note 1]                                           3

                        3     Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Bicycle Helmets) Regulations 1999 — repeal                                                                                      3

                        4     Purpose                                                                          3

                        5     Application                                                                      3

                        6     Standard until 12 December 2009                                      4

Schedule 1             Australian/New Zealand Standards                               5

Part 1                      AS/NZS 2063:1996                                                          5

Part 2                      Variations to AS/NZS 2063:1996                                       5

Schedule 2             Snell Standards                                                             6

Part 1                      1995 Standard For Protective Headgear For Use In Bicycling 6

Part 2                      Compliance with the Snell Standard                                  6

Notes                                                                                                            7

 


  

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Bicycle Helmets) Regulations 2001.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Bicycle Helmets) Regulations 1999 — repeal

                Statutory Rules 1999 No. 230 is repealed.

4              Purpose

                For subsection 65C (2) of the Trade Practices Act 1974, these Regulations set out the consumer product safety standard for bicycle helmets.

5              Application

         (1)   These Regulations apply to protective helmets for pedal cyclists.

         (2)   However, these Regulations do not apply to the following helmets:

                (a)    protective helmets of a size too small to be reasonably fitted to Headform AA defined in Australian Standard AS 2512.1:1998 published by the Standards Association of Australia on 5 September 1998;

               (b)    helmets for use as toys which cannot be reasonably mistaken for protective helmets for pedal cyclists;

                (c)    helmets for use as toys which may be reasonably mistaken for protective helmets for pedal cyclists, if the words Warning: toy helmet only — do not use as safety headgear are marked clearly and legibly in a conspicuous position on:

                          (i)    the helmet or on a label attached to the helmet at the time of supply to the consumer; and

                         (ii)    the principal outer display face of any packaging in which the helmet is supplied to the consumer;

                        with the word Warning in capital letters not less than 5 mm high, and the remaining words in letters not less than 2.5 mm high;

               (d)    helmets (except BMX helmets) designed and constructed principally for use by cyclists engaged in competitive racing, if the words Warning: racing headgear only — inadequate impact protection for normal road use are marked clearly and legibly in a conspicuous position on:

                          (i)    the helmet or on a label attached to the helmet at the time of supply to the consumer; and

                         (ii)    the principal outer display face of any packaging in which the helmet is supplied to the consumer;

                        with the word Warning in capital letters not less than 5 mm high, and the remaining words in letters not less than 2.5 mm high.

6              Standard until 12 December 2009

                Until the end of 12 December 2009, the standard for protective helmets for pedal cyclists is the standard described in:

                (a)    Part 1 of Schedule 1 as varied by Part 2 of that Schedule (Australian/New Zealand Standards); or

               (b)    Part 1 of Schedule 2 subject to Part 2 of that Schedule (Snell Standards).


Schedule 1        Australian/New Zealand Standards

(regulation 6)

Part 1          AS/NZS 2063:1996

                Australian/New Zealand Standard Pedal cycle helmets, published by Standards Australia on 5 May 1996 as amended by Amendment No. 1 of 5 November 1996.

Part 2          Variations to AS/NZS 2063:1996

[1]           Clause 1

omit

[2]           After clause 5.6

insert

5.7   BMX Helmets   Helmets designed and constructed principally for use by cyclists engaged in BMX competition racing need not comply with provisions regarding ventilation openings or type testing.

[3]           Paragraph 8.1 (e)

omit

Schedule 2        Snell Standards

(regulation 6)

Part 1          1995 Standard For Protective Headgear For Use In Bicycling

                1995 Standard For Protective Headgear For Use In Bicycling, including the Child Helmet Addendum To Standards For Protective Headgear, published by the Snell Memorial Foundation of the United States of America and available on the Internet as the document:

                http://www.smf.org/standards/b95‑2std.html.

Part 2          Compliance with the Snell Standard

                A person is not required to comply with a provision of the Standard that requires the person to obtain third party certification of a helmet.

Note   The Standard requires a person who manufactures a helmet, and who wishes to comply with the Standard, to obtain third party certification of the helmet.


Notes to the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Bicycle Helmets) Regulations 2001

Note 1

The Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Bicycle Helmets) Regulations 2001 (in force under the Trade Practices Act 1974) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 2001 No. 279 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, which came into force on 1 January 2005, it is a requirement for all non-exempt legislative instruments to be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments. From 1 January 2005 the Statutory Rules series ceased to exist and was replaced with Select Legislative Instruments (SLI series). Numbering conventions remain the same, ie Year and Number.

Table of Instruments

Year and
Number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2001 No. 279

5 Oct 2001

5 Oct 2001

 

2006 No. 217

11 Aug 2006

12 Aug 2006

2007 No. 260

27 Aug 2007 (see F2007L02621)

28 Aug 2007

2008 No. 242

2 Dec 2008 (see F2008L04523)

3 Dec 2008

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Heading to r. 6......................

rs. 2006 No. 217; 2007 No. 260; 2008 No. 242

R. 6..........................................

am. 2006 No. 217; 2007 No. 260; 2008 No. 242