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Consumer Protection Notice No 8 of 2007 Standards/Product Safety as amended, taking into account amendments up to Consumer Goods (Prams and Strollers) Amendment Safety Standard 2019
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 18 Feb 2019
Start Date 14 Feb 2019

Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers

Consumer Protection Notice No 8 of 2007

made under the

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              14 February 2019

Includes amendments up to:            F2019L00133

Registered:                                         18 February 2019

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 14 February 2019 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Editorial changes

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Modifications

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Self-repealing provisions

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THE SCHEDULE

Division 1: The Standard

Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2088:2000, Prams and strollers – Safety requirements, approved by Standards Australia and published on 15 December 2000.

Division 2: Variations

Standard AS/NZS 2088:2000 is varied by

        (i)     In Clause 1 deleting the first sentence and substituting a new sentence as follows:

“This Standard specifies safety requirements for prams and strollers.”;

       (ia)     At the end of Clause 1, adding the following note:

“Note:        Strollers include wheeled vehicles that can operate in more than one mode, if one of those modes is designed to transport a child in a seated position (including, but not limited to, convertible tricycle strollers).”

       (ii)     Deleting Clauses 2, 3, 5 and 6 entirely;

      (iii)     Deleting Clauses 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5;

      (iv)     In Clause 7.6 deleting the sentence “(See Note to Clause 7.5)”, and adding a second paragraph as follows:

“The colour of the parking device actuator shall be red. The surrounding frame work and mouldings shall be a contrasting colour.”;

       (v)     Deleting Clause 7.7 entirely;

      (vi)     In Sub-clause 7.8.1.1 paragraph (a) deleting the words “comprising shoulder,” and substituting the words “that includes”, and deleting the sentence “An example is shown in Figure 3.”;

     (vii)     In Sub-clause 7.8.1.1 deleting paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) and in paragraph (e) deleting the words “Items (a) and (b)”, and substituting the words “Item (a)”;

    (viii)     Deleting Figure 3;

      (ix)     Deleting Sub-clause 7.8.1.2;

       (x)     In Sub-clause 7.8.1.3 deleting the words “at a point where the seat cannot be pulled away from the frame of the stroller by pulling the restraint straps”;

      (xi)     Deleting Clause 7.9;

     (xii)     Inserting a new Clause 7.10 as follows:

“7.10 Tether strap
(a) Vehicles shall be provided with a suitable strap to allow the vehicle to be tethered to the vehicle operator while it is in use; and
(b) The tether strap shall be designed to reduce the possibility of it being a strangulation hazard for infants inside or outside the vehicle:
- The length of the strap shall be as short as practical; and
- Any loop in the strap shall have a perimeter of less than 360 mm.”;

    (xiii)     Deleting Clauses 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 entirely;

    (xiv)     Deleting Clause 8.6.1;

     (xv)     In Clause 8.6.2(a), at the beginning of the paragraph inserting the numbering “(i)” before the words “When tested”, and at the end of the paragraph after the word “collapse” deleting the full stop and the words “(See also Note to Clause 7.9.)”, and inserting the following:

“; or
(ii) When tested in accordance with the following procedures the test ball shall not fall out of the seat unit.

Recline the backrest of the seat unit to the most reclined position. Attach, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, the textile parts intended to retain the child (including the rear part of the hood and aprons).

Fix the vehicle to a plane inclined to 45˚ with respect to the horizontal and 15˚ with respect to the perpendicular direction of the longitudinal axis considered when inclining the plane to 45˚.  The vehicle shall be placed along the longitudinal axis of the plane.

Place a test ball comprising a sphere with a hard smooth surface of diameter 120 mm (± 2 mm) and 5 kg (± 0.1 kg) weight on the centre of the junction of the seat and backrest of the vehicle and let the ball roll freely.  Record whether the test ball falls out of the seat unit.

Repeat the procedure but with the inclination of the plane of 15˚ to the opposite side of the longitudinal axis.

Repeat the procedure without inclining the plane at 15˚ but simply reclined at 45˚.”;

    (xvi)     In Sub clause 8.6.2(b)(i), at the end of the paragraph deleting the full stop and inserting the words “; and”;

   (xvii)     In sub-clause 8.6.2(b)(ii), at the end of the paragraph deleting the full stop and inserting the following:

“; or
(iii) When tested in accordance with the following procedures, if the small torso probe passes through the gap between the handle and the pram/stroller body, the large head probe shall also pass through.

The probes used in this test are made of hard smooth material fitted with suitable handgrips, comprising:
-  a small torso probe with dimensions as shown in Figure A below;
             

                                              Figure A
             Notes to figure A: - Dimensions are in mm;
                                           - 1 is the handgrip
 and
-  a large head probe in the shape of a cylinder of diameter 223 mm and length 100 mm, with a handgrip fitted to an end of the cylinderThese probes have dimensional tolerances of ± 2 mm.

Check whether the small torso probe can pass through the gap between the handle and the end of the pram/stroller body applying a force of 90 N.

Check if the large head probe passes through the opening when pushed along the axis of the handgrip, with a force not exceeding 5 N.”;

         (xviii)     Deleting Clauses 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 9 and 10 entirely;

(xix)    In Clause 11.1 after paragraph (e) inserting a new paragraph (f) as follows:

“(f) A notice placed on the tether strap, as follows:
WARNING: USE THIS STRAP TO STOP THE PRAM/STROLLER* ROLLING AWAY”;

(xx)     In Clause 11.2 deleting the words and substituting the following:

“11.2 Legibility of marking
The wording shall be clearly legible and the marking specified in clauses 11.1(c), (d), (e), and (f) shall be in characters not less than 2.5 mm high.”; and

(xxi)    Deleting Appendices B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, O, P and Q.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers (Consumer Protection Notice No 8 of 2007)

2 July 2007 (F2007L01895)

3 July 2007

 

Consumer Goods (Prams and Strollers) Amendment Safety Standard 2019

13 Feb 2019 (F2019L00133)

14 Feb 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

The Schedule

 

Division 2

 

Division 2.................................

am F2019L00133