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No. 34 of 2011 Standards/Product Safety as made
This Notice revokes the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 - Consumer Protection Notice No. 28 of 2011 - Interim Ban Notice: pins, ribbons, strings, cords, chains, twines, leathers, yarns, or any other similar article to which there are crystals, beads or other similar ornaments attached, which are designed to be attached to babies’ dummies and imposes a permanent ban on certain pins, ribbons, strings, cords, chains, twines, leathers, yarns, or any other similar article to which there are crystals, beads or other similar ornaments attached, which are designed to be attached to babies' dummies.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation Act 2003 s 54(1)
Registered 09 Sep 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate12-Sep-2011
Tabled HR12-Sep-2011
Date of repeal 11 May 2017
Repealed by Consumer Goods (Babies’ Dummies and Dummy Chains) Safety Standard 2017

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010

 

Consumer Protection Notice No.  34  of 2011

 

REVOCATION OF INTERIM BAN AND IMPOSITION OF PERMANENT BAN ON CERTAIN PINS, RIBBONS, STRINGS, CORDS, CHAINS, TWINES, LEATHERS, YARNS, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR ARTICLE TO WHICH THERE ARE CRYSTALS, BEADS OR OTHER SIMILAR ORNAMENTS ATTACHED, WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO BE ATTACHED TO BABIES’ DUMMIES

 

I, DAVID BRADBURY, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer:

 

(a)          pursuant to section 113 of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Australian Consumer Law), REVOKE Consumer Protection Notice No. 28 of 2011, being the interim ban on pins, ribbons, strings, cords, chains, twines, leathers, yarns, or any other similar article to which there are crystals, beads or other similar ornaments attached, which are designed to be attached to babies’ dummies imposed under subsection 109(1)(a) of the Australian Consumer Law. That interim ban ceases to be in force on the day this Notice is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments; and

 

(b)          pursuant to subsection 114(1)(b) of the Australian Consumer Law, IMPOSE a permanent ban on consumer goods of a kind specified below. The permanent ban comes into force on the day this Notice is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

Particulars of Consumer Goods

Pins, ribbons, strings, cords, chains, twines, leathers, yarns, or any other similar article to which there are crystals, beads or other similar ornaments attached, which are designed to be attached to babies’ dummies that do not comply with the following requirements of European Standard, EN 12586:2007 + A1:2011 Child use and care articles – Soother holder – Safety requirements and test methods:

Section 5.1.6 – Length;

Section 5.2.1 – Impact resistance;

Section 5.2.2 – Durability of the garment fastener; and

Section 5.2.3 – Tensile strength.

 

Interpretation

Dummy

A fully assembled article used to pacify a baby, which includes a teat that the baby sucks, but from which the baby does not obtain fluid. Babies’ dummies are also known as ‘pacifiers’ or ‘soothers’.

 

Hazard Identified

Crystals, beads and other similar ornaments attached to pins, ribbons, strings, cords, chains, twines, leathers, yarns, or any other similar article can detach and become a small parts choking, inhalation or ingestion hazard. 

 

Long lengths of ribbon, string, cord, chain, twine, leather, yarn, or any other similar article pose a strangulation hazard to children.

 

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

 

 

 

Dated this 5th day of September 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID BRADBURY