This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, prescribe a product safety standard for cots. The regulations apply to cots designed or intended for use as a sleeping facility for an infant or a child in the home. They do not apply to folding cots, carry cots, cradles, or bassinets, or to antique cots or collectible cots that bear a warning that they may be unsuitable as a sleeping facility.
These regulations declare certain parts of the Australian/New Zealand Standard 2172:2003 Cots for household use—Safety requirements set out in the Schedule to be a product safety standard under section 29 of the Fair Trading Act 1986. Part 2 of the Schedule sets out the parts that apply to secondhand cots, while Part 1 sets out the parts that apply to all cots that are not secondhand. These regulations also—
provide for a transitional period of 1 year during which people can comply with either these regulations or with the Product Safety Standards (Household Cots) Regulations 2000 (which incorporate the version previous to the Australian/New Zealand Standard 2172:2003):
revoke the Product Safety Standards (Household Cots) Regulations 2000 1 year after these regulations are notified in the Gazette.