QUESTION: What labelling is required on lead glazed decorator bowls/platters?
01 Feb 2006, Victoria Australia
Can you advise what regulations legal requirements are in place that govern the labelling of decorator bowls /platters that ARE NOT SOLD with the intention of being used to hold food due to the lead content in glaze but where the risk if this product being used in such a manner is very real. for example by law is this product required to be labelled "contains lead".. OR "not food safe" or is labelling "decorator item" legally sufficient
ANSWER: 04 Feb 2006
The relevant regulation regarding labelling of certain products is reg 5
TRADE PRACTICES (CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY STANDARDS) REGULATIONS 1979.
In NSW, The Fair Trading Act requires that certain goods must comply with
safety requirements before they can be sold, and certain information about a
product must be supplied with that product when it is sold. Decorator bowls/
platters however are not one of these products that are subject to these
safety laws in NSW.
Fair Trading Law in Victoria
In Victoria, the Fair Trading Act 1999 (Victoria ) makes it an offence to
supply goods that are intended to be used, or are of a kind ordinarily used
for personal, household or domestic purposes if the goods do not comply with
the prescribed safety standard (if there is such standard). It also require
warnings, instructions and other information to be disclosed for certain
products. However, there seem to be no such specific safety standards or
disclosure requirements for decorator platter and bowls.
Thus, it would seem that no particular labelling requirement for the decorator bowls / platter and that it may be sufficient to specify that it is for decorative purposes only". However, it is suggested that you perform the search on specific regulations that may apply to your industry.
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