Bicycle helmets regulation changes
Monday, 18 October 2010 09:23
Compliance with AS/NZS 2063:1996—Pedal cycle helmets, Snell Standards 1995 and any other relevant standards will no longer be acceptable.
Under the Trade Practices Act, supply includes being in the business of:
- leasing or hiring out
- offering for sale through hire purchase.
This mandatory standard applies to anyone in the business of supplying bicycle helmets, including:
The RCTA, in conjunction with a number of wholesalers, applied to the ACCC for an extension of time to allow stocks of the older standard helmet to be sold.
That proposal was rejected and you can read the ACCC explanation here.