Q: We have a personal flying fox at home we installed. I would like to understand the legal implications and obligations of this. A: We checked the various standards and contacted a playground expert in our networks to help with the answer. The following is a combination of what we found and what our playground expert advised: Flying foxes are covered in the playground standards NZS 5828:2015 but this standard is only for public play spaces. There appears to be no standard that covers private residences for this type of item. The Building Act would cover it from a structural perspective. The Building Act exempts playgrounds, which excludes private households if under 3m in height. So, it looks like it could be exempt from both the playground standards and building code. However, these are a high risk item, particularly if not installed correctly. Our playground expert’s best advice would be to comply with the playground standard NZS 5828:2015. We also advised this customer to follow up with their local council and/or MBIE. 14 safekids news | April 2018 ISSUE No 79 CHILD INJURY ARTICLES TO CHECK OUT Our free weekly alerting service picks up new research on unintentional child injury prevention. Below are our most popular articles from the past year. You can subscribe to this free service on the Safekids Aotearoa website here: 1. Why is a prone sleeping position dangerous for certain infants? Byard RW, Bright F, Vink R. Forensic Sci. Med. Pathol. 2017; ePub(ePub): ePub. DOI 10.1007/s12024-017-9941-y 2. Vital signs: Trends and disparities in infant safe sleep practices - United States, 2009-2015. Bombard JM, Kortsmit K, Warner L, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Cox S, Kroelinger CD, Parks SE, Dee DL, D'Angelo DV, Smith RA, Burley K, Morrow B, Olson CK, Shulman HB, Harrison L, Cottengim C, Barfield WD. MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2018; 67(1): 39-46.DOI 10.15585/mmwr.mm6701e1 3. Child mortality in the U.S. and 19 OECD comparator nations: a 50-year time-trend analysis. Citation Thakrar AP, Forrest AD, Maltenfort MG, Forrest CB. Health Aff. (Hope) 2018; 37(1): 140-149. DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0767 4. Why we need to view road safety through a public health lens?Christie N. Transp. Rev. 2018; 38(2): 139-141. DOI 10.1080/01441647.2018.1411226 5. Do professional society advocacy campaigns have an impact on pediatric orthopaedic injuries? Karkenny AJ, Burton DA, Maguire KJ, Hanstein R, Otsuka NY. J. Pediatr. Orthop. 2018; ePub(ePub): ePub. DOI 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001133 6. Attitudinal, behavioral, and environmental correlates of child and parent self-efficacy in walking to school. Kim YJ, Lee C, Lu W, Mendoza JA. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017; 14(12): e14121588. DOI 10.3390/ijerph14121588 Q: I am requesting information about safety regulations for a type of infant cradle. We have a gentleman wishing to make one of these and require the standards/ regulations to ensure it is appropriate, compliant and safe. A: From the description of the product in your email, the standard that applies is: AS/NZS 4385:1996 Infants’ rocking cradles – safety requirements 1996. It is current and available to purchase from Standards NZ https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/4 385%3A1996%28AS%7CNZS%29/view Making sure products are safe https://www.consumerprotection.govt.n z/tradingstandards/product-safety/about -product-safety/making-sure-products-a re-safe/ Product safety standards http://comcom.govt.nz/fair-trading/prod uct-safety-standards/ OTHER GENERAL PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT: Understanding product safety https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz /guidance-for-businesses/complying-with -consumer-laws/understanding-product- safety/ IF YOU NEED MORE TECHNICAL INFORMATION, THE COMMERCE COMMISSION MAY BE ABLE TO HELP: contact@comcom.govt.nz or http://comcom.govt.nz/the-commission/ about-us/contact-us/.