Standards New Zealand has published Prams and strollers – Safety requirements AS/NZS 2088:2009. This revised Standard includes enhanced requirements and provides manufacturers, authorities, and others, with minimum safety requirements to reduce the likelihood of injury to children.
The Standard has been revised in response to incidents where children have been left unattended, or unrestrained, and other occurrences where strollers have rolled away from carers. New tests have been developed and included to address:
- stability against overbalancing
- small parts
- hazardous gaps and openings
- dynamic strength of locking and latching devices
- harness configuration.
AS/NZS 2088:2009 specifies materials, construction, performance, and labelling requirements for prams, strollers, and their accessories. It includes detailed requirements for accessories and stringent testing on strollers, including 3-wheeled or 'jogging' strollers.
Users of the Standard include manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers of prams and strollers.