The mandatory standard came into effect on 1 December 2004. It covers specific safety markings and labelling requirements for elastic luggage straps.
Under the mandatory standard, elastic luggage straps are elastic straps or cords with a hook, buckle or other fastening device at each end. Elastic luggage straps are designed for securing luggage or other objects.
in relation to goods - supply (including re-supply) by way of sale, exchange, lease, hire or hire-purchase, and
in relation to services - provide, grant or confer.
This mandatory standard applies to anyone in the business of supplying elastic luggage straps, 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.
I-Life Factory Pty Ltd (I-Life Factory) operates a discount variety store located in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane which retails a wide variety of discount consumer goods, including elastic luggage straps.
Sontax Australia (1988) Pty Ltd—Sontax branded elastic luggage straps packaged as a ’12 PIECE ELASTIC LUGGAGE STRAP ASSORTMENT’ with the product code 91830 (Sontax Straps) may have breached section 65C of the Trade Practices Act.
Direct Savings Stones Corner Pty Ltd (Direct Savings SC) operates a discount variety store located in Stones Corner in Brisbane which retails a wide variety of discount consumer goods, including elastic luggage straps.