SGS summarizes Australia’s new toy safety requirements

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS looking at Australia’s new, more stringent requirements for toys with small parts that could present a choking or suffocation hazard. 

Current requirements can be found in Consumer Protection Notice No. 14 of 2003, amended by Consumer Protection No. 1 of 2005, and the new requirements are in Consumer Goods (Toys for Children up to and including 36 Months of Age) Safety Standard 2023.

In addition to a new list of standards presumed to show conformity, the new requirements also contain specific provisions relating to toys that contain batteries.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 117.23 to help stakeholders understand the impact of the new Australian rules. In addition to details of the transition period, the SafeGuardS also contains an updated list of the standards contained in the 2023 regulation and details of the new battery requirements.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 117.23 for more information.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services
SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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For further information contact:

Kamal Bedi
Senior Business Development Manager
Tel: (+61) 395743200
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