Lead in children's toys Unsafe Goods Notice

First banned 20 September 2007, and supply prohibited indefinitely from 26 March 2009.

Unsafe Goods (Lead in children's toys) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2009

Children’s toys that contain lead in their accessible parts at a migration level greater than 90 mg/kg of toy material are declared to be unsafe goods and are prohibited from supply indefinitely.

Migration level means the value calculated after testing in accordance with the procedures and result interpretation provisions of the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124.3:2003 Safety of toys, Part 3: Migration of certain elements.

See the Unsafe Goods Notice below for the exact wording.

New Zealand Gazette website — Unsafe Goods (Lead in Children’s Toys) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2009(external link)