The following list of certified cots have two (2) levels:
- some products have been certified to the full Australian/New Zealand standard which covers comprehensive safety checks, strength, durability and stability tests;
- other products have been checked against the safety requirements in the Australian Government Mandatory Safety Standard, Consumer Protection Notice Number 6 of 2005.
The Consumer Protection Notice Number is essentially a cut down version of AS/NZS 2172:2003.
The suppliers of these products have formally agreed to maintain quality and to submit their products to regular auditing.
AS/NZS 2172:2013 Cots for household use - the drop side, drop side mechanism and side bar strength and durability tests have been modified (made more severe) from the previous edition (2010) by Standards Australia committee CS-003. In addition, there is a new mattress "hardness" requirement, AS/NZS 8811.1:2013
News from the ACCC
Visit the ACCC Website at www.accc.gov.au for information on cots, including a Product Safety Bulletin detailing household cots with wooden drop sides, and a national attack on dodgy cots.