Australia Publishes New Mandatory Safety Standard for Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles
Australia has published a new mandatory standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles. Manufacturers have until July 1, 2019, to make sure their products comply with the new standard.
Sunglasses and fashion spectacles sold in Australia and New Zealand must meet the updated mandatory safety standard, Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017, by July 1st 2019.
The previous mandatory safety standard based on AS/NZS 1067: 2003 was revised with some minor changes. The updated mandatory safety standard is based on AS/NZS 1067.1: 2016.
The comparison of old and new standard coverage is shown in the below table.
|Clause||AS/NZS 1067.1:2016||Consumer Good (Sunglasses & Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017|
|4||Construction & Materials||
7.1 General (Required)
|8||Resistance to Solar Radiation||Not Required|
|9||Resistance to Ignition||Required|
|10||Resistance to Abrasion||Not Required|
|12||Information & Labeling||
12.1 (c): Reference to this standard
|13||Selection of Test Samples||
Removal of note:
When compliance to this Standard is claimed, the manufacturer or its representative should ensure that compliance of the product with this Standard is valid during the lifetime of the product and not only at its first launch on the market.
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