A new mandatory standard for the manufacture of prams and strollers came into effect on July 1st 2008. This came about after many babies and young children were injured or killed in tragic accidents when their strollers or prams rolled away from their parents.
All prams and strollers made after this date must comply with the new regulations. These regulations cover product construction, performance and labelling. The regulations require that:
If you are shopping for a new pram or stroller make sure that the one you plan to buy has all these features.
Remember it’s not enough to simply buy a pram or stroller that has all the required safety features; you also need to use them.
When you are using your pram or stroller you should always:
If you have any questions on the new standards or would like some more detailed information further details on mandatory standards and bans can be obtained from the ACCC Infocentre on 1300 302 502. Plus updates on product safety and mandatory standards can be obtained from the ACCC website
(Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 2088:2000)