You will be required to comply with the latest version of this standard if you intend to manufacture, test or sell sunscreen products. This standard has been superseded by Australian Standard AS/NZS 2604:1998
Sunscreen products - Evaluation and classification. It specifies procedures for determining the performance of sunscreen products in terms of their mean protection factors.
It gives test methods for both broad-spectrum and water-resistant sunscreen products, as well as detailed labelling requirements.
This edition specifies changes to category definitions for various tested protection factor ranges, and provides an explanation in the Preface and Foreword which better explains the meaning of sun protection factors.
The performance of a sunscreen product must be tested in accordance with this standard. Sunscreen products must also be labelled in accordance with this standard.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Department of Commerce
Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)
Health (Drugs and Allied Substances) Regulations 1961 (Western Australia)
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