Written by James & Paul in General
and Top Seller
at 12:05 pm, Thu 31 May
You may be aware of a recent issue where a ladder purchased from a seller on Trade Me collapsed, causing the buyer a serious leg injury.
After an investigation by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the ladder was found to have failed to meet the safety standard AS/NZS 1892.1:1996. This is currently a voluntary standard.
We are concerned there may be other ladders being sold that do not meet the standard, so we are introducing a new requirement that only new ladders that comply with this standard can be listed. This change will take effect from 1 July 2012, giving members a month to get ladders they have in stock tested to the standard.
Our list of Banned & restricted items has been amended to reflect this change.