Fire hazard labelling for nightwear
The Sleep Store takes our responsibilities in this area very seriously, and as a result we have prepared this information to ensure you can keep your children safe from fire hazards and burns in nightwear.
All nightwear sold in New Zealand for children 6 months to 14 years must comply with the Standard AS/NZS 1249:2014 Children’s Nightwear and limited day-wear.
This Product Safety Standard aims to ensure that all clothing that is suitable for children to wear at night is either designed to reduce fire danger or is made of fabric that is less likely to burn.
All children’s nightwear must carry a fire hazard label. The label provides to caregivers information aimed at helping to reduce the risk of death and injury from fire hazards.
All product pages now show a garment's label, so you can make an informed decision when choosing nightwear and sleeping bags.
New Zealand and Australian joint standard
AU/NZ 1249 is a joint standard between Australia and New Zealand, however the counties are not currently aligned in terms of the version of the standard in force. New Zealand has fully implemented 1249:2014 but Australia has 1249:2014 as a voluntary standard and still has 1249:2003 as their mandatory standard.
Please note as a New Zealand company, we ensure that our products comply with the current safety standard in New Zealand - AU/NZ 1249:2014. This came into force in NZ in April 2017 and then a few years later implemented in Australia. However under Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA) NZ fire labels can be supplied into Australia. and the 2014 labelling provides a higher level of safety information for consumers.