1480. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations:
I refer to existing legislation that allows for the sale of second hand crash helmets, and I ask:
(a) given that there is no method of visually assessing if a second hand crash helmet is safe is the Government considering introducing legislation to ban their sale;
(b) if yes to (a), when; and
(c) if no to (a), why not?
Hon Alannah MacTiernan replied:
(b) Not applicable.
(c) The responsibility for making voluntary and mandatory product safety standards and permanent product bans sits with the Commonwealth. The requirements of the Australian Consumer Law applies to the sale of all second hand products by businesses meaning that the goods must be of acceptable quality; free from defects; match the description given; and be fit for purpose.