HS Section XX - Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles; 94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings.
Unsafe Goods (Inclined Infant Sleep Products) Notice 2019. (3 page(s), in English)
The unsafe goods notice prohibits the import and supply of certain inclined infant sleep products in New Zealand, as defined in the instrument. The decision to urgently introduce the unsafe goods notice was based on evidence that came to light in 2019 that the products of concern have been implicated as causal in the death of 73 infants overseas and that the products do not align with internationally recognised guidance for safe sleep for infants.
An unsafe goods notice is an interim intervention to mitigate the risks of harm to New Zealand consumers from a particular product or class product. The Unsafe Goods (Inclined Infant Sleep Products) Notice 2019 remains in effect for 18 months from the date of publication in the New Zealand Gazette - i.e. from 19 December 2019 to 19 July 2021. The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs may, during these 18 months revoke; amend; extend; make permanent; or replace the notice with product safety regulations.
Further information on the intervention and its rationale is available on the Trading Standards website.