Product Compliance Policy

Created by Hitesh Mehta, Modified on Mon, 15 Apr 2024 at 11:56 AM by Rhea Domingo


As a seller on the Baby Bunting Marketplace, it is crucial that you make sure the Goods you're selling meet Australian mandatory standards. 

Sellers are encouraged to check applicable Australian law and seek their own professional advice, before listing an item on the Baby Bunting Marketplace.  

The ACCC’s Product Safety Australia website contains important information on Australia’s product safety regime:  

When you register to sell Goods on the Baby Bunting Marketplace you represent and warrant that the Goods you sell will comply with all applicable product standards and laws, including the consumer guarantees set out in the Australian Consumer Law.   

It is your responsibility to ensure that the Goods you offer for sale comply with Australian mandatory standards.   


LISTING PRODUCTS AND TEST REPORTS 

As part of the listing process, where a Good you are listing is identified in the Category Compliance Requirements (below) you must submit a recent valid test report to confirm compliance with the applicable standard.   

The ACCC has useful guidance on product testing and the things sellers should consider:  

Also, after a Good has been listed, Baby Bunting may ask you to provide evidence that your Goods comply with applicable standards or are otherwise safe.   

 

If you do not provide the requested evidence within 72 hours of the request, we may remove the relevant Goods from the Baby Bunting Marketplace until confirmation is provided.    

 

 

CATEGORY COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Certain Goods have safety regulations that must be complied with. A summary of those regulations is set out below. As these regulations change from time to time, it is your responsibility as a seller to ensure that your Goods meet the current version of any relevant standard or regulation. 

 

Activity centres 

In addition to the mandatory standards applicable to toys, Sellers are encouraged to consider compliance with: 

Azo dyes (products with) 

Dark colour textiles may contain azo dyes. 

A small proportion of azo dyes contain or can break down to form aromatic amines. Some aromatic amines, such as benzidine, 3,3’-dimethylbensidine and p-aminoazobenzene are suspected carcinogens. 

 

Sellers are encouraged to consider testing applicable Goods to confirm compliance with Azo Dyes - Dark Colour Textiles. ISO 14362-1:2017 

Aquatic toys 

Goods must comply with Consumer Goods (Aquatic Toys) Safety Standards 2020 

Baby Apparel and Children’s Nightwear 

Goods must comply with Baby Apparel and Children’s Nightwear must comply with Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 

 

In summary, the mandatory standard applies to nightwear for children (sizes 00–14 unless stated otherwise) that includes the following items: 

  • Pyjamas (whether sold as top and bottom together or nightwear separates) 

  • Size 3 - 14 knitted nightwear all-in-ones 

  • Size 00 - 14 woven nightwear all-in-ones 

  • Predominantly knitted all-in-one garments in the size range size 00-2 made from fabrics that have a pile or nap, or include fabrics with a pile or nap 

  • Nightdresses and nighties 

  • Nightshirts 

  • Dressing gowns 

  • Bathrobes 

  • Boxer shorts of a loose style commonly used as nightwear 

  • Infant sleep bags with sleeves or arm openings 

  • Blankets & towels that incorporate a sleeve or arm opening 

 

Note: the mandatory standard requires certain warnings (where applicable) to be displayed with the products when shown online (including the Baby Bunting Marketplace). 


A seller should provide the following compliance requirements:

1) Submit a test report showing compliance with Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard  

2) Submit an image showing the fire rating label attached to the garment.

Baby bath aids 

Goods must comply with Consumer Goods (Baby Bath Aids) Safety Standard 2017Baby bath aids | Product Safety Australia 

Baby/Child car safety seats 

Goods must comply with the requirements of Consumer Protection Notice No. 3 of 2014 Safety Standard: Child Restraint Systems for Use in Motor Vehicles 

Baby/Child car safety seat accessories (including seat mat) 

 

Goods must comply with: 

AS 8005:2020 - Accessories for child restraints for use in motor vehicles 

Baby carrier 

Goods should comply with either:  

Baby earmuff/earcup 

Goods must comply with either: 

  • ANSI S3.19 (Noise Reduction Rating)  

       or  

  • EN 352-1 (Hearing protectors - Part 1: Earmuffs). 

Baby Change Table/Mats 

Goods must comply with:  

ASTM F2388-21 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Baby Changing Products for Domestic Use. 

 

The sides of the change table must be sufficiently tall to prevent a child rolling off.  The top must: 

  • Have sides that are at least 100 mm in height; or 

  • have a waist strap; or 

  • if the sides are less than 100 mm in height, the instructions for the product must recommend that a change may be used that is at least 80 mm in height with anti-roll angled sides.  

Baby walkers 

Goods must comply with Consumer Protection Notice No. 1 of 2013 Safety Standard: Baby Walkers, incorporated with ASTM F97712, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Walkers 

 

In case the walker includes toys, the Goods must also comply with  

  • Consumer Protection Notice No.14 of 2003: Toys for Children up to and including 36 months of age, and  

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124 2: Safety of toys flammability; and  

  • AS/NZS 8124.3:2021 Safety of toys: Migration of certain elements 

 Basketball Ring Stand  Goods must comply with:
Basketball rings & backboards Safety Standards 

Bouncer/jumpers 

Baby Wrist Rattle & Foot Finder Sensory Learning Toys 

Goods must comply with:  

Baby/Kid Mattresses  

(For sleep advertisement only) 

Bedrail / Bed guards for toddlers 

Goods to comply with:  

  • BS 7972:2001+A1:2009 Safety requirements and test methods for children's bed guards for domestic use or 

  • ASTM F2085-12 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Portable Bed Rail 

Balance Bicycle 

Goods to comply with: 

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124 1-3 (Safety of Toys) 

  • Consumer Protection Notice No. 6 of 2004: Pedal Bicycles: Safety Requirements and AS/NZS 1972: 1998 Pedal bicycles – safety requirements.  

  • International standard ISO 8098 (Cycles) 

Balance Board 

Goods must comply with: 

  • Should be tested for 2 years+ 

  • Indicate the Measurement which should be in metric within the description. 

  • Include the dynamic weight and submit the evidence report. 

Bicycles 

Goods to comply with: 

 

Child bicycle with Wheelbase between 640mm and 765mm: 

  • Consumer Protection Notice No. 6 of 2004: Pedal Bicycles: Safety Requirements 

 

Children’s bicycle with wheelbase less than 640mm 

  • AS/NZS 8124.1:2019 

  • AS/NZS 8124.3 

 

Bicycle Helmets 

Goods to comply with: 

Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standards) Regulations 2001 – Bicycle Helmets 

Bicycle Trailer Attachment 

Goods to comply with either: 

  • ASTM F1975 - Standard Specification for Non-powered Bicycle Trailers 

     or 

  • EN 15918 - Cycle trailers - Safety requirements. 

Booster feeding seats 

Goods to comply with either:  

  • ASTM F2640 Booster seats

  • or

  • EN 16120 Chair mounted seats 

Breast pumps 

The product should be tested by TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). The ARTG number should be indicated within the product description of your listing. 

 

Breast pumps and their accessories such as tubes, suction cups used to transport breast milk from a mother to a storage device are a class II medical device and must be registered on the TGA ARTG database and have a current certificate. 

  Bunk Bed Goods to comply with Consumer Protection Notice No. 1 of 2003 -   Consumer Product Safety Standard: Bunk Bed
  Bunk Beds | Product Safety Australia

Child aqua mat 

Goods to comply with the following: 

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124.1 

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124.3 

  • Test report for DEHP 

  • Test report for liquid content 

Child safety gate 

 

Goods to comply with either: 

  • ASTM F1004-21 Standard consumer safety specification for expansion gates and expandable enclosures; or 

  • BS EN 1930:2011 Child use and care articles: safety barriers. 

Consoles 

Seller to submit a license agreement document. 

Cots – Household cots 

Goods must comply with Consumer Protection Notice No. 6 of 2005 - Consumer Product Safety Standard: Children's Household Cots 

 

Goods (mattresses) must also comply with: 

AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 Methods of testing infant products, Method 1: Sleep surfaces -Test for firmness 

Cots – Folding / Portable costs 

Goods must comply with Consumer Protection Notice No. 4 of 2008 Consumer Product Safety Standard for Children’s Portable Folding Cots 

 

Mattress components of the Goods must also comply with: 

AS/NZS 8811.1:2013 Methods of testing infant products, Method 1: Sleep surfaces -Test for firmness 

Cots- toy mobiles 

Goods must comply with: 

 

Include an image showing the warning in the actual product. 

  • Indicate within the product description: Remove from cot when baby begins to push up on hands and knees. 

Cradles & bedside sleepers 

Goods must comply with: 

  • ASTM F2194-22 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinet and Cradles; and/or 

  • for a Bedside Sleeper, ASTM F2906-13 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bedside Sleepers; or 

  BS EN 1130:2019 Cribs & Cradles for Domestic use 

Dummies (including Pacifiers and Soothers) 

Goods to comply with Consumer Goods (Babies’ Dummies and Dummy Chains) Safety Standard 2017 

 

Goods also to comply with: 

  • AS 2432:2015 (Standard for Baby’s Dummies) 

       or 

  • EN 1400: 2013 + A2: 2018 – Babies’ dummies 

       or 

  • For dummy chains, EN 12586:2007+A1:2011 – Child Use and care articles  

Electrical products 

(Such as monitor infants/CCTV, bottle warmer etc) 

Electrical products must comply applicable electrical safety, electromagnetic (EMC/EMF) emissions and energy efficiency requirements (GEMS).You should seek advice on the regulatory requirements for electrical products for products sold in all states that are governed by the EESS regulations as well as the requirements for selling/ distributing into NSW. 

 

For Level 2 and Level 3 products, it is the responsibility of the importer/ supplier to ensure they are registered on the EESS as a responsible supplier and that they link the product approval certificate to their account. This includes AC/DC adaptors that may be supplied with a Level 1 product. 

 

Indicate the EESS Equipment number within the product description. 

If not registered yet, please click through this reference. 

Electrical Products plus remote with button batteries 

Indicate the EESS Equipment number within the product description. If not registered yet, please click through this reference. 

 

 

Button Battery requirement: 

Seller to have the remote control tested and provide the test reports to ensure compliance with the following standards:  

 

For Lithium coin batteries where the size of diameter is 20mm or greater, then it is a mandatory requirement that the battery has the relevant "Keep out of reach of Children" logo on the battery. 

Furniture 

Goods to comply with either one of the following standards: 

  • AS/NZS 4935:2009 Domestic furniture - Freestanding chests of drawers, wardrobes, and bookshelves/bookcases - Determination of stability and Chemical Testing; or  IRA-FRQG-Coo1:2016 Furniture - Children's domestic furniture.


Note: any timber made products must comply with the Illegal Logging Act  


Best practice guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention: https://www.nra.net.au/app/uploads/2018/11/NRA-furniture-and-TV-tip-over-best-practice-guide.pdf 

Glider chairs / rocking chairs 

Goods to comply with: 

  • AS/NZS 4688.2:2000 Furniture - Fixed height chairs - Determination of strength and durability; Minimum Level 3 is required, and 

  • AS/NZS 4688.4:2000 Furniture - Fixed height chairs - Determination of stability - Chairs with tilting or reclining mechanisms when fully reclined and rocking chairs. 

Health products 

Health products are prohibited on the Baby Bunting Marketplace if: 

  • they make illegal health claims. 

 they are not approved by or otherwise registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration 

  • They do not have the correct labelling. 

  • Do not comply with FSANZ regulations if a food product. 

 

Highchairs 

Goods to comply: 

  • AS 4684-2009 Highchairs - Safety requirements along with one of: 

  • ISO9221-1&2:2015 Furniture - Children's highchairs (Excluded Clause 4.1 Materials and surfaces); or 

  • ASTM F404 - 21 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Highchairs; or 

  • BS EN 14988:2017 + A1:2020 Children's highchairs Requirements and test methods 

Inclined infant products 

(Including rockers, bouncers, swings, co-sleepers, recliners, and bassinet-type products) 

Infant inclined products are a broad category of products used by parents and caregivers that position infants at an inclined angle. There are many products that may fall within this category, such as rockers, bouncers, swings, co-sleepers, recliners, and bassinet-type products. 

 

These products may be designed, intended, or marketed for sleep or for other purposes, such as play, resting or soothing an infant. 

Sellers are encouraged to consider the risks associated with inclined infant products and ensure products are designed appropriately, come with appropriate warnings, and are not promoted or marketed for a use that poses a risk to young children (e.g., as a sleep product). 

Inflatable Gym 

Goods to comply with: 

 

We only accept Inflatable gyms that are intended for more than 3 years old only. 

Inflatable pools 

Goods must indicate the warning in the product description found in this article. 

Add an image showing the warning label attached both in the product and packaging. 

 

Warnings must match the requirements of the pool size. There are specific warnings for inflatable pools that are both below 300mm in height and those that are above 300mm in height.  

 

Inflatable pools that are greater in 300mm in height must alert the customer to seek individual state legislation around pool fences.  

Laser products 

(Including night projector for kids) 

Submit test report showing compliance with any of the following standards: 

  • AS/NZS IEC 60825.1:2011 

             or 

  • AS/NZS IEC 62471:2011  

             or 

  • IEC 62471-5:2015 Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems - Part 5: Image projectors 

 

See slide number 17 - Laser Illuminated Projectors 

 

Laser pointers or projectors with a power output of more than 1 milliwatt are illegal in Australia. 

 

Only Novelty laser projector lights that are battery powered or USB powered will be allowed on Baby Bunting Marketplace. 

Moveable Soccer Goal 

We only accept moveable soccer goal where the weight is less than 28kg.  

Plastic products with DEHP 

Toys or other products for children containing DEHP are banned.  

 

This ban applies to toys, childcare articles, eating vessels and utensils intended for children up to and including 36 months of age that they can readily chew and/or suck. Items containing more than 1 percent by weight of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) are banned. 

The ban includes the following non-exhaustive lists of products. 

 

Toys made from soft plastic or with a soft plastic component, including: 

  • bath toys 

  • bats and balls such as imitation, miniature or novelty versions of sporting goods 

  • dolls, cars, trains, dress ups and blocks PVC squeeze toys such as plastic ducks 

  • plastic figures 

  • inflatable toys and balls other than those for the specific purpose of assisting a supervised child to float or swim in water 

  • infant activity centres and infant gyms 

  • musical instruments 

  • developmental and educational toys for infants 

  • soft books / bath books 

  • toys or accessories intended to hang from, or attach to, larger toys and childcare articles. 

 

Childcare articles made from plastic or with a plastic component for children up to and including 36 months of age can readily suck and/or chew. These items are expressly included in the ban: 

  • dummies 

  • pacifiers 

  • teething rings 

  • teething rails 

  • rattles 

  • bibs 

  • gum soothers 

  • comforting objects. 

 

Eating vessels and utensils made from plastic or with a plastic component that are intended for feeding infants up to and including 36 months of age. These items are expressly included in the ban: 

  • feeding bottles 

  • sip/sucking cups 

  • bowls 

  • plates 

  • Cutlery 

 

Where products for children have soft plastics that could come into contact with children, the Seller should submit a test report showing DEHP level not greater than 1%. 

Playground Set 

(Including: swing, slide, indoor and outdoor playground) 

Goods to comply with: 

  • AS/NZS ISO 8124 1,2,3 + DEHP 

 AS/NZS ISO 8124.6 activity toys or EN71.8 activity toys 

Playpens 

Goods to comply with: 

  • BS EN 12227:2010 Playpens for domestic use. Safety requirements and test methods; and/or 

  • BS EN 1930:2011 Child use and care articles. Safety barriers. Safety requirements and test methods (If a gate is part of the construction); and/or 

  • INPAA Vertical Application Guide VAG-005 for Playpens 

  • Playpens | Product Safety Australia 

Plush toys 

Goods to comply with:

AS/NZS ISO 8124 (Safety of Toys) - part 2 flammability or Consumer Protection Notice No.14 of 2003

or any of the Overseas standards:

Europe: EN 71-1:204 +A1:2018

International: ISO 8124-1:2022

US: ASTM F963-17

AZO DYES testing - dark colours

 

Glass bead and polystyrene beads filling are not allowed. 

 

All plush toys to be correctly age graded and must be double casing so that the stuffing cannot come lose and become an ingestion hazard. 

Potty Trainers/Seats 

Goods to comply with: 

Prams / Strollers 

(Including convertible tricycles that are strollers) 

Goods to comply with: 

Powered vehicles (Ride on Toys) 

Goods to comply with: 

 

Indicate the EESS equipment number within the product description. If not registered yet, click through this reference. 

 

All Ride on Toys  

Products/Toys containing button batteries. 

Including kids’ watches 

Goods to comply with (including having a valid test report) the following standards:  

 

For items that contain a lithium coin battery greater than 20 mm in diameter, the battery must have the required “Keep out of reach of Children” warning logo. 

Products/Toys containing liquid glitters 

Seller to submit a chemical report and MSDS to verify that the liquid content is not hazardous. 

 

Seller to submit a test report showing compliance with AS/NZS ISO 8124 1-3 (Safety of Toys) 

 

Glitter is not made of microplastics.  

Swimming and flotation aids 

Goods to comply with: 

Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017 

Toys 

(Including finger paints) 

Goods to comply with the following:  

 

DEHP in children’s plastic items | Product Safety Australia (See Plastic products with DEHP)   

 

Note: a product may also be covered by other categories. Compliance is required in all applicable categories. 

  Toys containing Magnets  Goods to comply with the following:

   Consumer protection notice No 14. of 2003 "Toys for children 0-36Mnths.
AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2023
Consumer Goods (Toys Containing Magnets) Safety Standards
Consumer Protection Notice No. 1 of 2009 Toys containing led & Other elements (AS/NZS 8124.3 or EN 71-3 covers this)
 Consumer protection Notice No.11 of 2011 DEHP in toys for 0-36mnths (preferred even for toys aged higher than 36mnths but not mandatory

   

Trampolines 

Indoor versions of kid’s trampoline to comply with: 

 

Outdoor versions of trampolines should comply with Australian Standard AS 4989:2015 or EN 71-14 Safety of Toys - Trampolines

 

 

Products not referred to above: 

Refer to the ACCC’s Product Safety Australia website for information about mandatory standards that apply to products not referred to above: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products


   Other useful resources for product safety are set out below:

Category  

Standards / Requirements  

Babies and Children’s products  

Guide on mandatory standards for Baby and Nursery Products 

Safe infant sleeping environments  

Sellers are encouraged to have regard to the ACCC’s guidance on safe infant sleep environments and to not offer products that may pose a risk to safe sleeping.  

Selling online  

Banned Products 

 

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