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No. 28 of 2010 Standards/Product Safety as made
This instrument revokes Consumer Protection Notice No. 23 of 2010 and prescribes a safety standard for movable soccer goals that weigh more than 28 kg to reduce the incidence of injuries resulting from goals falling on people.
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General Comments: This Notice was originally made under section 65E of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and is continued in force under section 104 of the Australian Consumer Law (as set out in Schedule 2 of the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)).
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Registered 23 Nov 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Nov-2010
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2011



Trade Practices Act 1974


Consumer Protection Notice No. 28 of 2010




I, David Bradbury, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, pursuant to subsection 65E (1) of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and for the purposes of section 65C of that Act, hereby;


REVOKE the Consumer Product Safety Standard – Movable Soccer Goals declared in Consumer Protection Notice No. 23 of 2010 and registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 7 July; and


DECLARE that after 30 December 2010 the consumer product safety standard for movable soccer goals that weigh 28 kg or more is the standard approved by Standards Australia specified in Division 1 of the Schedule, as varied by Division 2 of the Schedule.




Division 1: The Standard

Australian Standard AS 4866.1-2007 Playing field equipment - Soccer goals - Safety aspects, published by Standards Australia on 23 November 2007.


Division 2: Variations


AS 4866.1-2007 is varied by


                 (i)            In clause 1 deleting the words “and indoor arenas”;

               (ii)            Deleting clause 3;

             (iii)            Deleting clauses 5.1, 5.2, 5.3(a), 5.3(b), 5.3(c) and 5.3(d);

              (iv)            Deleting the text of clause 5.3(f) and replacing with the following: “Goals shall be provided with an effective ground anchor system and instructions on the use of the system. At least one anchor point shall be provided at each side of the rear ground bar.”;

                (v)            Deleting Figure 2

              (vi)            Deleting clauses 5.4 and 5.5;

            (vii)            In clause 5.6.1(a) deleting the words “produce an impact force of less than 200 N when tested in accordance with Clause 6.1(a), and”;

          (viii)            Deleting clause 5.6.1(b);

              (ix)            Deleting clauses 5.6.2, 5.6.3 and 5.7;

                (x)            Deleting clauses 6.1(a), 6.1(c) and 6.2;

              (xi)            Modifying clause 6.3.1(a) by deleting the words “without pegs, stakes or other forms of temporary anchoring device” and replacing with the words “using the recommended minimum ground anchors”;

            (xii)            Modifying clause 6.3.1(b) by deleting the word “2000 N” and replacing with “1100 N”;

          (xiii)            Deleting clauses 6.3.2, 7 and 8;

          (xiv)            Delete clause 9 and replace with the following:

Movable soccer goals must have the following warning permanently marked clearly and legibly with upper case letters at least 25 millimetres high and lower case letters at least 12.5 millimetres high:

“WARNING—ALWAYS ANCHOR GOAL—NEVER CLIMB OR HANG ON CROSSBAR. Unanchored goals can tip over causing serious injury or death.”

The warning labels shall be placed in three positions on the goal - on the underside of the crossbar and the outside of both goal upright posts.”;

            (xv)            In the examples provided in Figure 4, deleting “Unsecured goal” and replacing it with “Unanchored goals”; and

          (xvi)            Deleting clauses 10, and 11.





Dated this 16th day of November 2010








Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer