Standards Australia Childrens Furniture Safety Forum 25 June 2013

Issue 50 – June 2013

Children's safety is an important consumer issue, which has public health and safety implications for the general population. In recent years, a large variety of children's furniture products such as change tables, bedside sleepers, and child safety barriers have become available to Australian consumers. Government, industry, consumer groups, and Standards organisations have an important role to play in developing the safety requirements for these products.

To address the safety implications of these and other children's furniture products, and the potential role of Standards, Standards Australia is holding a Children's Furniture Safety Forum at its offices on Tuesday 25 June 2013. All relevant Australian Stakeholders are invited to bring their participation.

Guest speakers will present on various children's furniture products and their corresponding safety concerns. Standards Australia will provide updates on its operations, progress on the work of technical committees, and the details of the next round of project prioritisation at the forum.

The audience will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on children's furniture safety requirements and to explore the opportunity for the development of corresponding Australian Standards.

Forum details

Date: 25 June 2013.

Time: 10am – 2pm, Registration from 9:30 am, light lunch to be provided.

Venue: Standards Australia, Exchange Centre, Level 10, 20 Bridge Street, Sydney, Australia.

→ RSVP: As participant numbers are limited please register as soon as possible. To confirm your attendance email

→ Enquiries: Any enquiries about this event should be directed to:
Varant Meguerditchian
National Sector Manager
Consumer Products Services and Safety
Telephone: +61 2 9237 6119


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