Folding cots – revised Standard for safety requirements
A revised Standard for Folding cots – Safety requirements AS/NZS 2195:2010, has just been published.
- provides manufacturers with functional, durability, stability, and performance criteria to reduce the likelihood of death or injury to infants in folding cots
- incorporates requirements for accessories such as bassinets, change tables, mosquito nets. The Standard specifically addresses the need for better marking and labelling requirements to prevent potential entrapment and suffocation hazards associated with these accessories, if the accessories are not used or assembled according to manufacturers' instructions
- provides regulatory authorities with essential safety requirements.
Safety of attractions at amusement parks – proposed new field of work at ISO
Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a new field of technical activity on the safety of attractions at amusement parks. The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST R Russia) has proposed this new field of work to the International Organization of Standardization.
It is proposed that this new field of work would address the stages of design, manufacture, and operation of amusement parks, taking into account biomechanical risks of influence of the attractions.
AS/NZS 2195:2010 Folding cots – Safety requirements
For information on this Standard, please see the article Folding cots – revised Standard for safety requirements.
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DR AS/NZS ISO 8124.1 CP Safety of toys – Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties (ISO 8124-1:2009, MOD)
Revision of AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2002 to provide a specification for general safety, construction and labelling requirements for toys complying with the proposed AS/NZS ISO 8124.1.
Public comment on this draft closes on 22 March 2010
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