The ACCC has recently concluded its review of the safety standard for treadmills and the standard remains unchanged.
The mandatory standard for treadmills applies to 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 mandatory standard prescribes labelling requirements for treadmills.
The Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Treadmills) Regulations 2009 sets out the mandatory requirements for treadmills
You must consult the mandatory standard for these details.
Key requirements aim to give suppliers a general idea of what is required by the mandatory standard. Suppliers must not rely on this information as a complete guide to compliance.
Treadmills must display a permanent warning label in an obvious location that is visible to the user of the treadmill when it is in use.
The warning label must have the following specific wording:
- "WARNING: keep young children away from this machine at all times. Contact with the moving surface may result in severe friction burns."
- The word 'WARNING' must be in bold and uppercase.
- The uppercase letters must not be less than 5 mm and the lower case letters not less than 2.5 mm in height.
- This warning label must be separate from any other warning label.