Changes To The Law Regarding Bicycle Helmets..

From 13 December 2010, there will be changes to the law to improve helmet safety. Bicycle helmets supplied in Australia must comply with Australian law and so we would encourage those affected sellers to ensure that their product is fully compliant.

From 13 December 2010 to 30 June 2011 suppliers may continue to supply bicycle helmets which comply with the 1996 version of AS/NZS 2063 or the Snell standard provided those helmets also meet the following requirements.

The bicycle helmet must:

* comply with all mandated performance requirements of AS/NZS 2063:2008 (as varied)

* be accompanied with the following instructions:
o If helmet shows signs of damage, destroy and replace it.
o If helmet receives a severe blow, even if apparently undamaged, destroy and replace it.

* be accompanied by the following instructions in accordance with AS/NZS 2063:2008 (as varied):
o This helmet should not be used by children while climbing or doing other activities where there is a risk of hanging or strangulation if the child gets trapped whilst wearing the helmet.

It is important to note that any bicycle helmet sold after 30 June 2011 must comply with AS/NZS 2063:2008.

So if this affects your market please be aware to update your helmets or make sure they comply to the new standards.

Have a great ebay weekend.

Matt & Amanda Clarkson

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