Australia – Updated Standard AS-NZS 1249: 2014 for Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear Garments Adopted

Vol. 963 | April 25, 2017

The Minister for Small Business of Australia has approved the Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 2017, which shall be enforced immediately to revoke the current safety standard, Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standards (Children’s Nightwear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Regulations 2007.

This new safety standard will be based on the adoption of AS/NZS 1249: 2014, and the current AS/NZS 1249: 2003 specified in the previous safety standard will be repealed. To assist with the changeover to the new safety standard, a transition period is provided.

Up to 31 December 2019, suppliers have the option to meet the requirement from either the Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and Limited and Paper Patter for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 2017 OR the Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standards (Children’s Nightwear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Regulations 2007. Therefore, either 2003 or 2014 version of AS/NZS 1249 standard shall be met.

From 1 January 2020, suppliers must ONLY comply with requirements in Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and limited daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 2017, which sets out the mandatory requirements for Children’s nightwear. As a result, AS/NZS 1249: 2014 version must be met.

This revision aligns with the regulation change in New Zealand in 2016, the same standard version to be adopted in Australia and New Zealand that helps to bridge the gap for companies supplying the children’s nightwear to these two markets.

Note:

AS/NZS 1249: 2014 “Children’s nightwear and limited daywear having reduced fire hazard”
AS/NZS 1249: 2003 “Children’s nightwear and limited daywear having reduced fire hazard” 

For more information of the Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 2017:

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00452

For questions, please contact:

Kenny Chan
Email: Kenny.chan@intertek.com

Dicti Wong
Email: dicti.wong@intertek.com

 

 

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