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No. 20 of 2010 Standards/Product Safety as made
This Notice declares certain miniature motorbikes, known as Mini Bikes, Pocket Bikes or Monkey Bikes, not certified under the Road Vehicle Certification System 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General Comments: This notice was originally made under subsection 65C(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974.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Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014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. 20 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:

 

Goods that are miniature motorbikes, known as Mini Bikes, Pocket Bikes or Monkey Bikes, not certified under the Road Vehicle Certification System, operated by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, unless they comply with the following requirements:

 

1  Throttle

(1)  The motorbike must have a self-closing, hand operated throttle that returns in a clockwise direction to allow the motorbike's motor to idle when a person riding the motorbike releases his or her grip on the throttle; and

(2)  The throttle must be mounted on the right handlebar of the motorbike.

 

2  Braking system

(1)  A motorbike must have a braking system capable of acting on the front and rear wheels;

(2)  Unless the motorbike is fitted with a drum-type braking system, the braking system must incorporate a floating or sliding type brake calliper that compensates for any increased movement of its components arising from wear; and

(3)  The braking system must automatically distribute the braking effort applied by a person riding the motorbike to the braking system's control lever equally onto each brake lining without the need for an adjuster at the brake calliper.

 

3  Foot pegs

(1)  A motorbike must have 2 foot pegs, each capable of holding a static load of:

(a)  the maximum carrying capacity recommended by the motorbike's manufacturer; or

(b)  if the manufacturer does not state a maximum carrying capacity—70kg.

 

4  Steering

(1)  The steering head system for a motorbike must not exhibit free play; and

(2)  When the front wheel of the motorbike is raised off the ground, the steering head system must move freely under its own weight from right lock to left lock.

 

5  Supplemental engine stop

(1)  A motorbike must have a functioning, thumb operated, device on the right or left handlebar that is capable of stopping the motor; and

(2)  The device must be clearly visible to a person riding the motorbike.

 

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