Improved safety standard for bean bags

The Australian Government has announced a new mandatory safety standard for bean bags, to commence on 1 January 2016.

The mandatory safety standard for bean bags has been in place since 1987 and the latest changes refine the standard to improve safety features and labelling, in order to prevent suffocation hazards.

During the transition period, bean bag suppliers including retailers, manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and distributors should continue to comply with the current mandatory standard but prepare for compliance with the new requirements by 1 January 2016.

For more information, see: Bean bags

Published date: 
18 December 2014

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