The mandatory standard for treadmills came in to effect on 6 June 2009. It covers labelling requirements.
Under the mandatory standard, a treadmill is a piece of exercising equipment that consists of a conveyor belt rotated either manually or by a motor. The user will normally walk, jog or run on this device.
The most significant hazard associated with the use of treadmills is the risk of friction burns, particularly to young children playing on or near a treadmill. Injuries can range from minor to serious burns requiring skin grafts, and may potentially result in permanent loss of the use of hands or fingers.
in relation to goods - (including re-supply) by way of sale, exchange, lease, hire or hire-purchase and
in relation to services - provide, grant of confer.
This mandatory standard applies to anyone in the business of supplying treadmills, including:
To allow for staggered implementation, there are some cases where a mandatory standard or ban prescribes different compliance dates for the manufacturing, importing and supply of a product. Manufacturers, importers and distributors should check for this detail in the mandatory standard before embarking on production, importation or distribution of these goods.
Suppliers can face heavy fines and recalls of non-compliant products if they trade in treadmills that fail to meet requirements of the mandatory standard. For more details, view Penalties and consequences.