Australia Safety Standard For Projectile Toys To Become Effective
In Australia, children’s toys are regulated by several mandatory safety standards. These mandatory safety standards, which address physical and mechanical properties, chemical properties and/or labelling requirements.
On June 11, 2020, Australia registered two instruments to update two mandatory safety standards for specific toys, which includes Consumer Goods (Projectile Toys) Safety Standard 2020.
Consumer Goods (Projectile Toys) Safety Standard 2020 mandates projectile toy compliance with specific clauses in one of four current toy standards:
- AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2019 ‘Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties’
- ASTM F963-17 ‘Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety’
- 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’
Additionally, a warning statement (WARNING: Do not aim at eyes or face) is required on the instructions accompanying the toy, and on the packaging for projectile toys capable of launching a projectile more than 300 mm.
Until June 11, 2021, projectile toys must comply with either the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Children’s Projectile Toys (Consumer Notice No. 16 of 2010) or the new instrument. From June 12, 2021, these toys must comply with the new instrument.
|Scope||New Instrument||Existing Instrument||Compliance Date|
|Projectile Toys||Consumer Goods (Projectile Toys) Safety Standard 2020||Consumer Product Safety Standard for Children’s Projectile Toys (Consumer Notice No. 16 of 2010) on June 12, 2021||Until June 11, 2021:
New or existing instrument
|From June 12, 2021:
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