Australia Publishes Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017

Vol. 998 | November 07, 2017

The Commonwealth of Australia has published Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017.

From 1 Jul 2019, sunglasses and fashion spectacles shall comply with Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017, which differs from the voluntary Australian/New Zealand standard: AS/NZS 1067.1:2016 Eye and face protection - Sunglasses and fashion spectacles by deleting the below:

Clause:Description:
1 Scope
4.2 Filter material and surface quality
4.3 Physiological compatibility
7.4 Increased endurance of sunglasses
7.5 Resistance to perspiration
7.6 Impact resistance of the filter
8 Resistance to solar radiation
10 Resistance to abrasion
12.1(c) Reference to this Standard
12.2(a) An explanation of the trademarks that are not universally recognized or foreseen by the users of this Standard
12.2(c) The country of origin
12.3.2 Methods of marking and labelling – Durability
Note to 13.1 Note to Selection of test samples – General

In the transition period before 1 July 2019, sunglasses and fashion spectacles may comply with either:

  • Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017; or
  • Consumer Protection Notice No. 13 of 2003 — Consumer product safety standard: Sunglasses and fashion spectacles

After 1 July 2019, Consumer Protection Notice No. 13 of 2003 will be repealed and only the new standard will be in effect.

For more information, please contact:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com
852 2173 8637

 

 

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