Small batteries are a high profile issue in Australia as we have had a couple of children die and numerous other children getting severe internal burns from swallowing them. When a remote control is intended to be used with an appliance or batteries that are accessible inside the appliance, the battery type designation is to be added to the report, or at least included in the instruction manual irrespective of the size. If not the project will be delayed when we request the information.
A new gazette was released on Friday 18th May and is now in force. You can see a full list of declared articles on our website – click here. There have been a number of standard versions which have changed and there are some new declared articles which will align the declared articles list with AS/NZS 4417.2. Some highlights are:
Application date of Amendment 4 of AS/NZS 60335.1:2011 is 30 June 2019, but it can be used in applications from now on.
AS/NZS 60598.2.21 can now be used for rope lights, but not mandatory until 2020.
Glue Guns have been added and are mandatory for certification from 1 July 2020.
Self-Ballasted LED lamps have been added and are mandatory for certification from 1 July 2020.
Nightlights have been added and are mandatory for certification from 1 July 2020.
The Building Wire Cable definition has been expanded to further clarify which products are captured.
A change to the appliance connector definition which specifies that only standard connectors are declared.
The addition of Airconditioners incorporating flammable refrigerant.
This standard may be used from now on for applications. Please note that there is a significant transition period where either AS/NZS 60950.1 or AS/NZS 60065 can still be used.
SAA Approvals has been participating in an initiative led by the Queensland Government to develop an Industry Best Practice Guide for Battery Energy Storage systems, which can include batteries used in household Photovoltaic power inverter systems. When this is released in the next few weeks we will publish a link to the guide in a future newsletter and also on our website.
SAA Approvals is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a third party certification body to issue certificates for electrical equipment that has proven to comply with the safety requirements of the applicable Australian Standard.
SAA Approvals is accepted and gazetted by the New South Wales Fair Trading as a Recognised External Approvals Scheme (REAS) and Queensland Electrical Safety Office as a Recognised External Certification Scheme (RECS).
The General Manager
SAA Approvals Pty Ltd
PO Box 189
Cannon Hill QLD 4170