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SLI 2009 No. 107 Regulations as made
These Regulations provide the mandatory consumer product safety standard for treadmills to reduce the risk of injury, particularly friction burns, caused when young children come into contact with moving parts of treadmills.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Made 04 Jun 2009
Registered 05 Jun 2009
Tabled HR 15 Jun 2009
Tabled Senate 15 Jun 2009

Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Treadmills) Regulations 20091

Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 107

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Trade Practices Act 1974.

Dated 4 June 2009

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

CHRIS BOWEN


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Treadmills) Regulations 2009.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on day after they are registered.

3              Purpose

                These Regulations prescribe a consumer product safety standard for treadmills.

4              Application

         (1)   On and after 1 August 2009, these Regulations apply to treadmills that are:

                (a)    manufactured in Australia on or after that day; or

               (b)    imported into Australia on or after that day.

         (2)   On and after 1 December 2009, these Regulations apply to all treadmills:

                (a)    manufactured in Australia, no matter when they were manufactured; and

               (b)    imported into Australia, no matter when they were imported.

5              Definitions

                In these Regulations:

Act means the Trade Practices Act 1974.

treadmill means an exercise device that consists of an endless conveyor belt that is either rotated manually or by a motor and on which a person can walk or jog in one place.

6              Safety standard

         (1)   For paragraph 65C (2) (c) of the Act, a treadmill must display a permanent warning label that is conspicuous and visible to a user of the treadmill when the treadmill is being used.

         (2)   The warning label must bear the following statement:

                “WARNING: Keep young children away from this machine at all times. Contact with the moving surface may result in severe friction burns.”

         (3)   For the statement mentioned in subregulation (2):

                (a)    the word “WARNING” must appear in bold upper case letters and be not less than 5 millimetres in height; and

               (b)    the remaining words must be in lower case letters and be not less than 2.5 millimetres in height.

         (4)   The warning label must be separate from any other warning or label on the treadmill.


Note

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