Australia – Safety Standard for Toys Containing Magnets Approved

Vol. 1184 | September 01, 2020

Australia has published the Consumer Goods (Toys Containing Magnets) Safety Standard 2020 to replace Consumer Protection Notice No. 5 of 2010 (CPN No. 5 of 2010). The new standard has already come into force. Suppliers may choose to comply with either CPN No. 5 of 2010 or the new Standard during the transition period which will end on 27 August 2021.

Scope
The Standard shall apply to magnetic toys, which includes new products or materials supplied that:

  1. are designed or clearly intended for use in play by a child under 14 years of age; and
  2. are supplied with one or more magnets or magnetic components.

The standard shall not apply to:

  1. Sporting goods
  2. Camping goods
  3. Bicycles
  4. Home and public playground equipment
  5. Trampolines
  6. Electronic game units
  7. Models powered by combustion or steam engines
  8. Fashion jewellery

Requirements
Magnetic toys shall comply with one of the following standards:

  1. AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 (Sections 4.1 and 4.31 with modifications)
  2. EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 (Section 4.23)
  3. ISO 8124-1:2018 (Sections 4.1 and 4.31 with modifications)
  4. ASTM F963-17 (Sections 4.38, 8.5 and 8.9 with modifications)

Note:

  • Consumer Protection Notice No. 5 of 2010: Consumer Product Safety Standard for Children’s Toys Containing Magnets
  • AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 Safety of toys Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
  • EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 Safety of toys – Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties
  • ISO 8124-1:2018 Safety of toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
  • ASTM F963-17 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

For additional information please contact:

Laureen Leung
laureen.leung@intertek.com 
+852 3760 6361

 

 

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