This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 18 April 2016, replace the Product Safety Standards (Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear Having Reduced Fire Hazard) Regulations 2008 (the 2008 regulations). The 2008 regulations declared the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1249:2003 (Children’s nightwear and limited daywear having reduced fire hazard), with some variations, to be a product safety standard. That standard has now been updated and replaced with AS/NZS 1249:2014, and these regulations declare that new standard to be a product safety standard.
The effect of declaring AS/NZS 1249:2014 to be a product safety standard is that a person must not supply, or offer to supply, or advertise to supply the relevant goods unless that person complies with the new product safety standard.
As a transitional measure, during the period beginning on 18 April 2016 (when these regulations come into force) and ending on the close of 17 April 2017 (when the 2008 regulations are revoked), a person may comply with either set of regulations.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment produced a regulatory impact statement to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 March 2016.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.