Recently, the Australian and New Zealand Bureau of Standards released AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 The fourth edition of the revised standard for electrical and electronic products compliance marking standard A4:2017. The revision expanded the list of regulated products, reclassified the security levels of some products, and updated the definitions of some products.
It is worth noting that this revision adds 6 categories of products such as LED bulbs and night lights to the scope of compulsory certification products. The standard stipulates that from June 1, 2018, products such as LED bulbs and night lights entering the Australian market must first apply for a mandatory safety certificate (ie SAA certification).
The specific content of this revision includes: First, the new Australian Level 3 mandatory control products: In addition to LED bulbs and night lights, electric heating water bags, DC isolators, glue guns and flexible electric blankets (quilts) will also be available in 2018. It will be enforced from June 1; the second is to add New Zealand Level 2 products: balance vehicles, DC/AC electric vehicle (EV) charging piles, cable assemblies, belt control and protection devices, these types of products since June 2017 From the 30th, if it is sold to New Zealand, at least relevant test reports that meet the standards must be provided (you can also apply for a safety certificate). / The three categories of products such as scrubbers and TV receivers have been downgraded from Level 3 products in Australia to Level 2 products, and have been deleted from the New Zealand Level 2 list; the fourth is product definition update: product descriptions such as flexible heating pads, therapy lamps and wall switches Also updated in this revision.
It is reported that SAA Australian International Standards is the only standards certification body in Australia. Whether it is imported or locally assembled electrical products in Australia, before entering the Australian market, they must first pass the certification of the Australian International Standards Company. Due to the mutual recognition agreement between Australia and New Zealand, all products certified by Australia can smoothly enter the New Zealand market for sale. There are two main types of SAA marks, one is formal approval and the other is standard mark. Formal certification is only responsible for samples, while standard marks need to be inspected one by one.
The expansion of the product range of Australia’s compulsory safety certification will greatly increase the production and testing costs of enterprises; once the product quality does not meet the standard requirements, it will be randomly checked and notified by the Australian market, which will cause enterprises to suffer economic losses.
The inspection and quarantine department reminds the relevant lighting manufacturers that export to Australia: pay attention to the revision of the standards for electrical and electronic products in Australia, study and study the new standards, and do a good job in responding to technical trade measures, so as to know what to do.