Fair Trading (Safety Standard) (Prams and Strollers) Regulations 2008

Fair Trading (Safety Standard) (Prams and Strollers) Regulations 2008
Fair Trading (Safety Standard) (Prams and
Strollers) Regulations 2008
S.R. No. 86/2008
TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Regulation
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Objective
Authorising provisions
Commencement
Definitions
Prescribed safety standard
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SCHEDULE—Amendments to AS/NZS 2088:2000
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ENDNOTES
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STATUTORY RULES 2008
S.R. No. 86/2008
Fair Trading Act 1999
Fair Trading (Safety Standard) (Prams and
Strollers) Regulations 2008
The Governor in Council makes the following Regulations:
Dated: 1 July 2008
Responsible Minister:
TONY ROBINSON
Minister for Consumer Affairs
RYAN HEATH
Clerk of the Executive Council
1 Objective
The objective of these Regulations is to prescribe
a safety standard for prams and strollers.
2 Authorising provisions
These Regulations are made under sections 34
and 165 of the Fair Trading Act 1999.
3 Commencement
These Regulations come into operation on
1 July 2008.
4 Definitions
In these Regulations—
AS/NZS 2088:2000 means the Australian/New
Zealand Standard 2088:2000, "Prams and
strollers—Safety requirements" as published
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by Standards Australia on 15 December
2000;
pram means a wheeled vehicle with a body of
box-like or boat-like shape designed to
transport a baby or child weighing up to and
including 9⋅0 kg primarily in a fully reclined
position;
stroller means a wheeled vehicle designed to
transport a child in a seated position and
which may also be adjusted to a semireclined or a fully reclined position.
5 Prescribed safety standard
For the purposes of section 33(1) of the Fair
Trading Act 1999, the prescribed safety standard
for prams and strollers is AS/NZS 2088:2000, as
amended in accordance with the Schedule.
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SCHEDULE
Regulation 5
AMENDMENTS TO AS/NZS 2088:2000
AS/NZS 2088:2000 is amended as set out in the following
clauses—
1. For clause 1 substitute—
"1 SCOPE
This Standard specifies safety requirements for
prams and strollers. It defines 'prams' and 'strollers'
and, where these are jointly referred to, refers to
them as 'vehicles'.".
2. Omit clauses 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5.
3. In clause 7.6, for "(See Note to Clause 7.5)" substitute—
"The colour of the parking device actuator shall be red.
The surrounding frame work and mouldings shall be a
contrasting colour.".
4. Omit clause 7.7.
5. In clause 7.8.1.1—
(a) in paragraph (a) for ", comprising shoulder,"
substitute "that includes";
(b) in paragraph (a) omit "An example is shown in
Figure 3.";
(c) omit paragraphs (b), (c) and (d);
(d) in paragraph (e) for "Items (a) and (b)" substitute
"Item (a)";
(e) omit Figure 3.
6. Omit clause 7.8.1.2.
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7. In clause 7.8.1.3 omit "at a point where the seat cannot be
pulled away from the frame of the stroller by pulling the
restraint straps".
8. Omit clause 7.9.
9. After clause 7.8 insert—
"7.10 Tether strap
(a) Vehicles shall be provided with a suitable strap
to allow the vehicle to be tethered to the vehicle
operator while it is in use; and
(b) The tether strap shall be designed to reduce the
possibility of it being a strangulation hazard for
infants inside or outside the vehicle:
- The length of the strap shall be as short as
practical; and
- Any loop in the strap shall have a perimeter
of less than 360 mm.".
10. Omit clauses 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 and 8.6.1.
11. In clause 8.6.2 for paragraph (a) substitute—
"(a) Efficacy
(i) When tested in accordance with Appendix L,
the probe shall not break through the barrier or
go over the back of the vehicle or the barrier,
and the barrier shall not collapse; or
(ii) When tested in accordance with the following
procedures the test ball shall not fall out of the
seat unit.
Recline the backrest of the seat unit to the most
reclined position.
Attach, according to the manufacturer's
instructions, the textile parts intended to retain
the child (including the rear part of the hood and
aprons).
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Fix the vehicle to a plane inclined to 45° with
respect to the horizontal and 15° with respect to
the perpendicular direction of the longitudinal
axis considered when inclining the plane to 45°.
The vehicle shall be placed along the
longitudinal axis of the plane.
Place a test ball comprising a sphere with a hard
smooth surface of diameter 120 mm (± 2 mm)
and 5 kg (± 0⋅1 kg) weight on the centre of the
junction of the seat and backrest of the vehicle
and let the ball roll freely. Record whether the
test ball falls out of the seat unit.
Repeat the procedure but with the inclination of
the plane of 15° to the opposite side of the
longitudinal axis.
Repeat the procedure without inclining the
plane at 15° but simply reclined at 45°.".
12. In clause 8.6.2 for paragraph (b) substitute—
"(b) Entrapment
Where the fabric trims or upholstery at the head end
of a stroller can be removed or partially removed
without the use of tools or necessitating the removal
of the fabric from the seating and reclining surface
of the stroller, the following shall also apply:
(i) When determined in accordance with
Appendix L, there shall be no gap that allows
the passage of the probe (see Paragraph L3(a)),
except for gaps complying with Item (ii); and
(ii) When measured in accordance with
Appendix L, there shall be no gap measuring
less than 250 mm above the reclining surface; or
(iii) When tested in accordance with the following
procedures, if the small torso probe passes
through the gap between the handle and the
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pram/stroller body, the large head probe shall
also pass through.
The probes used in this test are made of hard
smooth material fitted with suitable handgrips,
comprising:
- a small torso probe with dimensions as
shown in Figure A below; and
- a large head probe in the shape of a cylinder
of diameter 223 mm and length 100 mm,
with a handgrip fitted to an end of the
cylinder. These probes have dimensional
tolerances of ± 2 mm.
Check whether the small torso probe can pass
through the gap between the handle and the end
of the pram/stroller body applying a force of
90 N.
Check if the large head probe passes through
the opening when pushed along the axis of the
handgrip with a force not exceeding 5 N.
Figure A
Notes to Figure A:
- Dimensions are in mm;
- 1 is the handgrip.".
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13. Omit clauses 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 9 and 10.
14. In clause 11.1 after paragraph (e) insert—
"(f) A notice placed on the tether strap, as follows:
WARNING: USE THIS STRAP TO STOP THE
PRAM/STROLLER* ROLLING AWAY.".
15. For clause 11.2 substitute—
"11.2 Legibility of marking
The wording shall be clearly legible and the marking
specified in clauses 11.1(c), (d), (e), and (f) shall be
in characters not less than 2.5 mm high.".
16. Omit Appendices B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, O, P and Q.
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ENDNOTES
Table of Applied, Adopted or Incorporated Matter
The following table of applied, adopted or incorporated matter is included in
accordance with the requirements of regulation 5 of the Subordinate Legislation
Regulations 2004.
Statutory Rule
Provision
Title of applied, adopted or
incorporated document
Matter in
applied,
adopted or
incorporated
document
Regulation 4,
definition of
AS/NZS 2088:2000
Australian/New Zealand
Standard 2088:2000, "Prams
and strollers—Safety
requirements" as published
by Standards Australia on
15 December 2000
The whole as
amended by the
Schedule
Regulation 5
Australian/New Zealand
Standard 2088:2000, "Prams
and strollers—Safety
requirements" as published
by Standards Australia on
15 December 2000
The whole as
amended by the
Schedule
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