Review of the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Child Restraints – Have your say

The Review seeks views and relevant information from interested parties that will assist in assessing the proposal to alter the way in which the provisions of the Competition & Consumer Act (CCA) are used to meet the government’s objectives relating to the safety and usefulness of child restraints.  It is proposed that in future the general provisions of the CCA be used to support AS/NZS 1754 Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles and the existing regulations of the State and Territory road authorities.

Following the November 2013 public consultation on potential changes to the to the Consumer Protection Notice relating to child restraints, the ACCC has developed a proposal which, if accepted, would replace the existing mandatory product safety standard for child restraints.  This proposal takes into consideration responses to the first consultation and the Commonwealth Governments deregulation agenda. The ACCC is releasing a Consultation Paper seeking public comment on the proposal.

Interested parties are encouraged to read the Consultation Paper and to respond via:

Comments are due by 18 July 2014.

For further information visit:

The November 2013 Consultation Paper is at:

CFA has a representative on the Standards Australia Technical Committee CS-085 which has been reviewing AS NZS 1754 Child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles. 

Mother fastening child safety seat belt in car