Updated standard on toy safety protects children

Children can suffer a range of injuries from unsafe toys. Make sure you buy sturdy and well-made toys that can handle vigorous play by children. It is an offence to supply goods that do not comply with mandatory standards, read more here

The newly published revised and redesignated toys standard specifies safety aspects related to the mechanical and physical properties that are generally applicable to toys for children up to the age of 14 years. The requirements of this document specify acceptable criteria for structural characteristics of toys, such as shape, size, contour, spacing (e.g. rattles, small parts, sharp points and edges, and hinge-line clearances) as well as acceptable criteria for properties peculiar to certain categories of toy. Find out more here

Consumers Federation of Australia (CFA) has a representative on the Standards Australia Technical Committee which revised the standard.  Find out more about becoming a volunteer CFA Consumer Representative on a standards committee.