Sellers of children’s nightwear and limited daywear need to ensure their products and listings comply with the Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and Limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 2017, based on Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1249:2014 Children’s nightwear and limited daywear having reduced fire hazard.
The standard applies to a range of children’s pyjamas, blankets and other clothing from sizes 00-14, including:
- 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
- dressing gowns
- 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
What is required by the standard?
Sellers should refer to the standard for the exact requirements to ensure they comply. The standard requires that certain nightwear and limited daywear meet flammability test requirements and are labelled correctly in accordance with the standard.
There are 4 fire rating fabric categories. Children’s nightwear and limited daywear that do not meet the requirements of one of these four categories cannot be sold in Australia.
There are specific labelling requirements for these garments and fabrics. Garments and fabrics in categories 1 to 3 must be labelled with the ‘low fire hazard’ label below:
Garments and fabrics in category 4 must be labelled with the ‘high fire hazard’ label below:
Other labelling requirements include a requirement to have the trademark or name of the manufacturer or supplier and the numerical garment size from 00 to 14. All labelling requirements need to be exactly in accordance with the standard, and sellers or manufacturers cannot use their own variations of the required labels.
Are there any requirements for listings?
Yes, sellers must include fire rating labels and warnings in their listings for products where standards apply. This includes an image of the warning label that complies with the standard, as well as the relevant warning text in the product description.
Products in category 1 to 3 must include the following text and image:
Caution: keep away from heat and flame
Products in category 4 must include the following text and image:
Caution: High fire danger. Keep away from heat and flame
What do sellers on MyDeal need to do?
Understand your obligations
You must familiarise yourself with the new standards if you have not done so already. For more information on the standards, see the ACCC’s Product Safety page here.
Sell only compliant products on MyDeal
Selling products that do not comply with mandatory standards is a breach of our Seller Terms and Conditions, Product Listing Policy and Product Safety and Recalls Policy. Sellers who sell products that do not comply with any mandatory standards, including the above may have their seller accounts suspended or terminated.
Ensure their listings comply
Sellers must ensure they include the mandatory text and images above in their listings for products to which the standards apply. MyDeal may remove any products that do not comply with these listing requirements and will now allow them to be relisted until listings are updated. Sellers also face suspension or termination of their seller account if their listings do not comply.