Relevant for: Hardlines, Children's products
On 18 October 2017, the Australian Government published a new mandatory safety standard for sunglasses and fashion glasses called Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 20171.
Effective date of Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017 is 1 July 2019. Sunglasses and fashion spectacles shall comply with it starting from that day.
This new mandatory standard refers to the whole Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1067.1: 2016 Eye and face protection – sunglasses and fashion spectacles, with the exception of certain clauses and note. See Table 1 for details.
Table 1 - Exceptions from AS/NZS 1067.1:2016
|Clause||Heading / Sub-heading|
|4.2||Filter material and surface quality|
|7.4||Increased endurance of sunglasses|
|7.5||Resistance to perspiration|
|7.6||Impact resistance of the filter|
|8||Resistance to solar radiation|
|10||Resistance to abrasion|
|12.1(c)||Reference to this standard|
|12.2(a)||An explanation of the trademarks that are not universally recognized or foreseen by the users of this standard|
|12.2(c)||The country of origin|
|12.3.2||Methods of marking and labelling – Durability|
|NOTE to clause 13.1||Note to Selection of test samples - General|
From now until 30th June 2019, sunglasses and fashion spectacles must comply with:
a) the Consumer Product Safety Standard: Sunglasses and fashion spectacles (Consumer Protection Notice No. 13 of 2003); or
b) the new Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017.
From 1 July 2019 onwards, Consumer Protection Notice No. 13 of 2003 will be repealed and all sunglasses and fashion spectacles must meet the new standard.