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No. 21 of 2010 Standards/Product Safety as made
This Notice declares goods known as "yo-yo water balls" and similar products 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General Comments: This notice was originally made under subsection 65C(5) of the Trade Practices Act 1974.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Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014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 21 of 2010

 

TEMPORARY BAN ON GOODS

 

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

 

Particulars of goods:

 

Goods known as "yo-yo water balls" and similar products. These are toys intended to be thrown and returned to the hand, consisting of an elastic cord extendable to at least 500 mm in length, usually with a loop on one end to wear around the finger, and a soft synthetic object on the other. The object may be filled with liquid or air, and/or contain a novelty.

 

This ban excludes outdoor and sporting toys, such as a practice tennis ball retained on an elastic tension cord intended to be anchored, a bat with a ball attached by an elastic cord and goods known as the "Yo-Be Sling Disc."

 

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 & Consumer Affairs