New Standard/ Amendment Publications

AS/NZS 2007.1:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Dishwashers – Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption.
New edition; Published on 19 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 2007.1:2005
Not yet cited in the relevant GEMS determination at this time.

AS/NZS 2007.2:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Dishwashers – Energy efficiency labelling requirements.
New edition; Published on 19 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 2007.2:2000
Not yet cited in the relevant GEMS determination at this time.

AS/NZS 2040.1:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Clothes washing machines – Methods for measuring performance, energy and
water consumption.
New edition; Published on 19 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 2040.1:2005
Not yet cited in the relevant GEMS determination at this time.

AS/NZS 2040.2:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Clothes washing machines – Energy efficiency labelling requirements.
New edition; Published on 19 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 2040.2:2005
Not yet cited in the relevant GEMS determination at this time.

AS/NZS 2442.1:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Rotary clothes dryers – Methods for measuring performance, energy and
water consumption.
New edition; Published on 19 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 2442.1:1996
Not yet cited in the relevant GEMS determination at this time.

AS/NZS 2442.2:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances – Rotary clothes dryers – Energy efficiency labelling requirements
New edition; Published on 19 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 2442.2:2000
Not yet cited in the relevant GEMS determination at this time.

AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2021

Gas appliances – Gas space heating appliances.
New edition; Published on 05 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2016

AS/NZS 5263.1.8:2021

Gas appliances – Decorative effect gas appliances.
New edition; Published on 05 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 5263.1.8:2016

AS/NZS 5601.2:2020 Amendment 1

Gas installation – LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes.
Amendment 1; Published on 26 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 8124.7:201

AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2021

Safety of Toys – Migration of certain elements.
New edition; Published on 12 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 8124.3:2012

AS/NZS ISO 8124.7:2021

Safety of Toys – Requirements and test methods for finger paints.
New edition; Published on 12 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 8124.7:2017

AS/NZS IEC 60331.2:2021

Tests for electric cables under fire conditions – Circuit integrity – Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830 °C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV and with an overall diameter not exceeding 20 mm.
New edition; Published on 12 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 60331.2:2017

AS/NZS IEC 60331.3:2021

Tests for electric cables under fire conditions – Circuit integrity – Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830 °C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0.6/1.0 kV tested in a metal enclosure.
New edition; Published on 12 February 2021; Supersedes AS/NZS 60331.3:2017

Standard/ Amendment Published but Pending Application

The following standards have an application date within
the next 6 months

AS/NZS 3100 :2017

Approval and test specification – General requirements for electrical equipment
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019

  • Added definition for incorporated power supply
  • Until year 2024 USB power supply shall comply with
    1.  Appropriate part of AS/NZS 61558 series standard or
    2.  AS/NZS 60950.1:2015 or
    3.  AS/NZS 62368.1:2017
  • After year 2024, power supply transformer shall comply with the appropriate part of the AS/NZS 61558 series of standards.
  • Output voltage of power supplies shall not exceed the specified limit under single fault conditions
  • For incorporated power supply, the heating test shall be conducted in the host product (the assembly of the electrical accessory and the incorporated power supply). Temperature limit of AS/NZS  3100 or the relevant end product standard shall be applicable, whichever is more unfavourable.
  • Define incorporated power supply over voltage category.
  • Single Y1 capacitor is acceptable if it has qualification approval in accordance with IEC 60384.14 -2013.
  • Incorporated power supply shall comply with AS/NZS 3100 and the relevant end product standard.
    Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 3190:2016 Amendment 1

Approval and test specification – Residual current devices (current operated earth-leakage devices)
Amendment 1; Published on 10 July 2020

  • Compliance requirements for power supply cord plug added (cl 5.7.7)
  • Additional requirements for varistors (MOVs) (cl 5.11)
  • Added for tolerances for test quantities (cl 8.8.5)
  • Added glow wire temperature of  850°C for SRCD (cl 8.22)
    Date of application: 10 July 2021

AS/NZS 3820:2020

Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment
New edition; Published on 26 June 2020
Date of application: 26 June 2021

AS/NZS 60335.2.6 : 2014 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.6: Particular requirements for stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances.
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-6 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Added operating condition for induction hob elements in a flexible induction cooking zone.
  • Included operation period for oven with rotating spit
  • Additional spillage test for hobs with controls mounted below the hob surface and built in ovens.( Cl 15.2).
  • Added requirement that remote operation shall not control a grill.
  • Additional software assessment required for the operation of the oven’s grill relying on the closure of oven door monitored by programmable electronic circuit.
  • Additional software assessment requirement for programmable electronic circuits controlling heating elements and motors (cl 22.138)
    Date of application: 28 June 2021.

 AS/NZS 60335.2.15 : 2013 incl. Amendment 1-4

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances heating liquids.
Amendment 4; published 28 June 2019
AS/NZS variation only

  • Clarifying that 1 J impact hammer test is applied to kettles having a glass container (not any appliance with glass water container)
  • Specify that the glass of the water container shall not break (instead of the glass shall not break, which may be interpreted as any glass on the appliance).
    Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 60335.2.21 : 2013 Amendment 2

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.21: Particular requirements for storage water heaters
Amendment 2; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-21 Ed 6 Amendment 1

  • Additional requirement for external accessible surfaces temperature (cl 11)
    Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS/NZS 60335.2.75 : 2013 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.75: Particular requirements for commercial dispensing appliances and
vending machines.
Amendment 3; published 28 June 2019
Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-75 Ed 3 Amendment 2

  • Clarifying that the applicable Standard for commercial refrigerating appliances is IEC 60335-2-89 instead of IEC 60335-2-75.
    Date of application: 28 June 2021.

AS 60598.2.18:2019

Luminaires, Part 2.18: Luminaires – Particular requirements – Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications
New edition; Published on 03 June 2019
Modified adoption of  IEC 60598-2-18:1993+AMD1:2011 ED.2.1

  • Definition of luminaire clarified to exclude the replaceable lamp,
  • Supply voltages limited to 12 VAC or 30 VDC.  Internal voltages not to exceed 25 VAC or 60 VDC,
  • Installation instructions must explain that external power sources are to conform with AS/NZS 61558 series or AS/NZS 61347 series
    Date of application: 03 June 2021.

AS/NZS 62115: 2018

Electric toys – Safety
New edition; Published on 29 June 2018
Supersedes AS/NZS 62115:2011
Identical text adoption of IEC 62115 Ed.2

  • Warnings for toys using button batteries or coin batteries have been added (7.3.3.2, 7.3.3.3);
  • Warnings on ride-on toys have been added (7.5);
  • The requirements concerning accessibility of batteries have been updated (13.4.1 and 13.4.2);
  • Added requirements to cover toys placed above a child (13.4.4);
  • Added requirements to cover toys connected to other equipment (13.9);
  • Modified the requirements for safety of toys incorporating optical radiation sources (Annex E), to include requirements for using the technical LED data sheet for checking compliance with the specified accessible emission limits (AEL);
  • Updated the details for measurements of the optical radiation from the toy (Annex E);
  • Introduced an informative Annex I concerning measurement methods for toys with an integrated field source generating EMF;
  • Included a normative Annex J concerning safety of remote controls for electric ride-on toys.
    Date of application: 29 June 2021

AS/NZS 4417.2:2017 Amendment 2

Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications.
Amendment 2; published 25 June 2020
Date of application: 26 June 2021   (for EESS Jurisdictions only)

Draft Standards / Amendments

DR AS/NZS 2007.2:2021 Amendment 1:2021
Performance of household electrical appliances—Dishwashers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
Closing dates for comments: 2021-04-29

DR AS/NZS 2442.2:2021 Amendment 1:2021

Performance of household electrical appliances—Rotary clothes dryers, Part 2: Energy efficiency labelling requirements
Closing dates for comments: 2021-04-29

DR AS/NZS 3112:2017 Amendment 1

Approval and test specification—Plugs and socket-outlets

  • Updating the Whitworth screw drawing,
  • General revision to include “plug portion” throughout ( in addition to “plugs and sockets”),
  • Revision in clause 3.8.2 regarding removable covers (tests conducted with and without cover in place).
  • Revisions/ clarification to the “worktop socket outlet” requirements
  • Appendix J  – addition of test J4.3.2 – 1 J lateral impact test,
    Closing dates for comments: 2021-04-16

DR AS/NZS 3120:2021

Approval and test specification — Cord extension sockets

  • Alignment of cord retention tests with tests for cord retention of plugs in AS/NZS 3112
    Closing dates for comments: 2021-05-05

DR AS/NZS 3122:2021

Approval and test specification – Socket-outlet adaptors

  • Clarification to Appendix A Socket portion requirements
    Closing dates for comments: 2021-04-23

Regulatory Changes

Mandatory Standard – Button/Coin Batteries – Australia
4 mandatory standards were published containing requirements for button/coin cells or batteries.
These new requirements will be applicable from 2022-06-22 at the point of retail sale to the consumer / end-user.
Refer website – https://www.productsafety.gov.au/standards/button-coin-batteries for further details.

Two of these standards relate the supply of the button/coin batteries themselves and contain requirements that the packaging must be child-resistant and must contain warning information:
Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020
Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard 2020

Two of these standards relate to consumer products (including electrical products) that contain button/coin batteries:
Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard 2020 – contains requirements that the instructions and packaging must include:

  • an alert word (such as DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION);  and
  • an internationally recognised safety alert symbol

  • a statement that the battery is hazardous and is to be kept away from children (whether the battery is new or used); and
  • if the battery is a lithium button/coin battery -a statement that the battery can cause severe or fatal injuries in 2 hours or less if it is swallowed or placed inside any part of the body; and
  • if the battery is a non‑lithium button/coin battery – a statement that the battery can cause serious injuries if it is swallowed or placed inside any part of the body;  and
  • advice that medical attention should be sought immediately if it is suspected the battery has been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body.

Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020 – contains constructional requirements that the end product must comply with, in particular;

  • (all products) the battery must not release during reasonably foreseeable use or misuse conditions,
  • (products with replaceable batteries) the compartment in which the battery is held must be designed to ensure the compartment is resistant to being opened by young children,
  • screws or similar fasteners used to secure the door or cover providing access to the compartment are captive and remain with the door or cover,
  • products with accessible non-replaceable batteries (e.g. musical greeting cards) must be tested.

For IT/AV equipment, toys and lighting products the relevant tests from the following standards may be used;
AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment‑Part 1: Safety requirements
IEC 62368‑1:2018 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment‑Part 1: Safety requirements,
AS/NZS 60065:2018 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus‑Safety requirements
AS/NZS 62115:2018 Electric toys—Safety
IEC 62115:2017 Electric toys—Safety,
AS/NZS 8124.1:2019 Safety of Toys Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
ISO 8124.1:2019 Safety of Toys—Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
AS/NZS 60598.1:2017 Luminaires Part 1: General requirements and tests

For other consumer products containing button/coin batteries the relevant tests from UL 4200A UL Standard for Safety for Products Incorporating Button or Coin Cell Batteries of Lithium Technologies are used.