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Children have suffered severe friction burn injuries from touching moving surfaces on motorised treadmills. Treadmills must have a warning label permanently attached to them in a visible position, showing the following information:

WARNING: Keep young children away from this machine at all times. Contact with the moving surface may result in severe friction burns.

The warning must:

  • be visible to the user of the treadmill when it is being used
  • show the word ‘WARNING’ in bold upper case letters at least 5 millimetres high
  • show the remaining words in lower case letters at least 2.5 millimetres high
  • be separate from any other warning or label on the treadmill.

Whether you are a retailer, distributor, or importer, you are responsible for ensuring that the treadmills you supply comply with this law.

For more information, visit www.productsafety.gov.au

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