Australia registered its new mandatory safety standard for toys containing magnets – Consumer Goods (Toys Containing Magnets) Safety Standard 2020 – on August 27, 2020.
This new instrument means toys containing magnets must conform to specific clauses within one of the following toy safety standards:
Stakeholders should be aware the new instrument does not apply to bicycles, camping goods, electronic game units, fashion jewelry, home and public playground equipment, models powered by combustion or steam engines, sporting goods, and trampolines.
The new instrument came into effect on August 28, 2020. Manufacturers and suppliers of toys containing magnets have until August 28, 2021, to ensure their products comply with the requirements in the new legislation. Until this date, toys containing magnets may still comply with the current safety standard – Consumer Product Safety Standard for Children’s Toys Containing Magnets (Consumer Protection Notice No. 5 of 2010).
Children’s toys are regulated in Australia via multiple mandatory safety standards. These include:
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