Mandatory safety standard for prams and strollers - Explanatory note on convertible tricycles

Closed 19 Nov 2018

Opened 5 Nov 2018


The ACCC invites you to have your say on the issues in the consultation paper on the inclusion of an explanatory note in the mandatory standard for prams and strollers. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details.

The ACCC prefers submissions to be provided via the ACCC consultation hub.

Submissions can also be made via post to:

Standards & Policy
Consumer Product Safety Branch
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131

Submissions will be published on the ACCC website at the end of the consultation period.

Please note any information that you believe to be of a confidential nature should be clearly marked or identified as confidential. The ACCC will not disclose the confidential information to third parties, other than advisors or consultants engaged directly by the ACCC, without first providing you with notice of its intention to do so, such as where it is compelled to do so by law.

Why your views matter

The ACCC is conducting a review of the mandatory standard for prams and strollers. The purpose of this review is to seek your views on convertible tricycle strollers and their compliance with the standard before finalising any recommendations on revising the standard. We previously consulted on the standard in general terms and are now, in addition, seeking your views on convertible tricycle strollers and their compliance with the standard.

The paper provides an explanation on the issue of convertible tricycles and proposes a solution which involves adding an explanatory note to the mandatory standard to clarify that products which have more than one mode of operation, one of which is for its use as a stroller to transport children, are within the scope of the mandatory standard.

Your submissions to this consultation will help us test our preliminary position and to recommend the most appropriate option to the Minister.


  • Anyone from any background


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