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No. 17 of 2010 Standards/Product Safety as made
This Notice declares imitation cigarettes that contain a fine powder such as talc (hydrated magnesium silicate) or similar substances, and that allow users to blow into, or inhale from, the imitation cigarette to produce a cloud of fine dust to be unsafe goods and bans supply of these goods for a period of 18 months.
Administered by: Treasury
General Comments: This notice was originally made under subsection 65C(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974. Item 2 of Schedule 7 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 (Act No. 103 of 2010) provides that this notice remains in force from 1 January 2011 as if it had been made under section 109 of the Australian Consumer Law (as set out in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Act No. 51 of 1974)).

Note: the Trade Practices Act 1974 was renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 on 1 January 2011 (see item 2 of Schedule 5 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 (Act No. 103 of 2010)).
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 Sch 3 item 8
Registered 23 Dec 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2011
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2011
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

TRADE PRACTICES ACT 1974

 

Consumer Protection Notice No. 17 of 2010

 

UNSAFE GOODS NOTICE

 

I, CRAIG EMERSON, Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, pursuant to section 65C(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974, DECLARE goods of the kind specified below to be unsafe goods:

 

Particulars of goods:

Imitation cigarettes that contain a fine powder such as talc (hydrated magnesium silicate) or similar substances, and that allow users to blow into, or inhale from, the imitation cigarette to produce a cloud of fine dust. These may be known as 'Puff Cigarettes' or by other names.

 

The effect of this declaration is to ban the supply of these goods for a period of 18 months.

 

Dated this 30th day of June 2010

 

 

 

CRAIG EMERSON

Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs