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No. 11 of 2011 Standards/Product Safety as made
This Notice declares a permanent ban on toys, childcare articles and eating vessels and utensils that are intended for use by children up to and including 36 months of age and that contain more than 1% diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Made 01 Feb 2011
Registered 08 Feb 2011
Tabled HR 10 Feb 2011
Tabled Senate 10 Feb 2011

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010

 

Consumer Protection Notice No.  11  of 2011

 

PERMANENT BAN ON CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS CONTAINING MORE THAN 1% DIETHYLHEXYL PHTHALATE (DEHP)

 

I, DAVID BRADBURY, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, pursuant to subsection 114(1)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, IMPOSE a permanent ban on the goods specified below.

 

Particulars of Goods

(a)      Toys;

(b)      childcare articles including, but not limited to, dummies, pacifiers, teething rings, teething rails, rattles, bibs, gum soothers, and comforting objects; and

(c)      eating vessels and utensils including, but not limited to, feeding bottles, sip/sucking cups, bowls, plates, and cutlery

that:

(d)      are intended for use by children up to and including 36 months of age;

(e)      contain, or that have a component which contains, more than 1% by weight of the chemical identified by the unique Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Number 117‑81‑7 (also known as Diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), Di(2‑ethylhexyl)phthalate and Bis(2‑ethylhexyl)phthalate); and

(f)       are, or have a component containing more than 1% by weight of the chemical identified by the unique Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Number 117‑81‑7 that is, readily able to be sucked and/or chewed by children up to and including 36 months of age;

but excluding:

(g)      clothing and footwear;

(h)      sporting goods;

(i)        floatation aids and aquatic toys for the specific purpose of assisting a supervised child to float or swim in water; and

(j)        second hand goods.

 

Note: Goods subject to this Notice and which fail to comply may be subject to compulsory recall.

 

 

 

Dated this 1st day of February 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID BRADBURY

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer