Toys - Overview of Mandatory Standard Requirements(Australia/ New Zealand)

  • Author: Watchdog Compliance
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Australia and New Zealand have specific requirements for toys that must be met before the product is supplied.

This Guide sets out the steps you need to take to verify the  products that you want to sell meet the requirements of that mandatory standard.
Includes guidance for:
  • Small Parts (Toys for Children up to 3 years)
  • Projectile Toys
  • Migration of Elements (Toys for Children up to 6 years)
  • Toys containing Magnets
  • Aquatic Toys (for children under 14 years)

It includes:
  • detail on what products must comply;
  • testing requirements
  • warning label requirements; and
  • recent recalls.

It also includes a downloadable Supplier Verification Checklist.

Important note:  The information contained in this guide is of a general and simplified nature, and is intended only to provide compliance support for individuals and businesses to assist them to understand their mandatory standard related compliance obligations in Australia and New Zealand. The information in this guide (and the attached supplier verification checklist) is not intended as legal advice, and businesses and individuals should also seek their own information and advice (in addition to this guide) as is appropriate to their unique circumstances.