Children will be able to experience a range of showbags at this year’s Royal Show, after receiving the tick of approval ahead of the yearly show.
More than 260 showbags will be on sale after being approved by Consumer Protection, ensuring the bags met Australian product safety regulations.
Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston revealing the results on Thursday, along with 45 School children who were given the opportunity to have a sneak peek inside the bags.
“It’s very pleasing to see the majority of showbag suppliers have complied with product safety requirements, so parents can be assured the toys and other items are safe,” Mr Johnston said.
“However, adults must still ensure products are used safely and by the intended age group.”
Most of the 1,500 individual items in the 238 showbags passed, while other confectionary showbags did not require safety checks.
Minor issues were identified and fixed, while inspectors also looked out for button batteries which can be dangerous to small children.
Lead levels and other metal elements in the toys were also tested for, and were absent or within acceptable levels within Australian standards.
Mr Johnston said there were still risks of unsafe items on sale at the show.
“Consumer Protection inspectors will also conduct on-site product safety checks at the show,” he said.
“Any suppliers who sell unsafe goods risk heavy fines.”