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Compliance Insights November 2022

The November 2022 updates to standards and regulatory frameworks impacting the design, import or distribution of electrical products in Australia and New Zealand.

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December 12, 2022

New standard/amendment publications 

AS/NZS 60335.1:2020+A1+Cor1 

ANZ variation: Correction that only the first paragraph in Cl. 6.1 (classification of protection against electric shock) is to be replaced — not the whole clause.

AS/NZS 60335.2.10:2022 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.10: Particular Requirements for Floor Treatment Machines and Wet Scrubbing Machines
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.10:2006.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-10:2021 Ed. 6.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Clause 11).
  • Modification of the spillage test – change to spillage solution and placement of liquid container (15.2).
  • Clarification that hand-held appliance in normal operation is not subject to stability test (20.1). 

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2022 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.13: Particular Requirements for Deep Fat Fryers, Fying Pans and Similar Appliances
New edition published on June 24, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.17:201.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-13:2021 Ed. 7.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Exclusion of battery-operated appliances from this standard (Clause 1).
  • Additional warning statement to keep out of reach of children (Clause 7.12).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces, including marking of hot surfaces (Clause 7, 11).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.28:2022 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.28: Particular Requirements for Sewing Machines
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.28:200.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-28:2021 Ed. 5.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Clarification for battery-operated appliances normal operation (Clauses 1, 3.1.9, 11.7, B.11.1).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Clause 11).
  • Application of test probe 19 on foot pedals and parts situated on floor is added, and it should not be used to assess live parts and dangerous moving parts (8.1.1, 20.2, Annex B.22.3, B.22.4).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.44:2022  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.44: Particular Requirements for Ironers
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.44:201.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-44:2021 Ed. 4.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Exclusion of battery-operated appliances (Clause 1).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Clause 11).
  • Clarified that temperature rise limit of handles/grips of vents and air shutters is the same as handles/knobs held for short periods in normal use (Clause 11.8).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.52:2022  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.52: Particular Requirements for Oral Hygiene Appliances
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.52:2018.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-52:2021 Ed. 4.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Clarification that IPX7 is not applicable to detachable power supply parts incorporated with plug pins and removes the allowance of IPX0 for Class III appliances with rated voltage < 24 V. (Cl 6.2).
  • Clarification of normal operation requirements for battery-operated appliances (Clauses 1, 11.7, B.11.1).
  • Application of test probe 19 (to simulate the finger of a child < 36 months old) has been introduced (8.1.1, 20.2, B.22.3, B.22.4).
  • The stability test has been updated to cover hand-held parts of battery-operated appliances when placed on their charging stand unless it only operates at SELV, low-power circuit, no damage after five drop tests from 700 mm height and no sharp edge (Clause 20.1). 
  • Added drop test with a sling from 900 mm for hand-held parts of an appliance and detachable power supply parts (Clause 21.101, 21.102).
  • Updated table for minimum opening area for cell (B.2) and volume of air injected at 2,070 KPa (B.3) during withstanding pressure of integral battery assessment after abnormal operation to reflect smaller cell capacities (Annex B.20.1).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.55:2022  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.55: Particular Requirements for Electrical Appliances for use with Aquariums and Garden Ponds
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.55:201.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-55:2021 Ed. 4.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Change of maximum operating depth symbol (Clause 7.6, 7.12).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Clause 11).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.59:2022 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.59: Particular Requirements for Insect Killers
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.59:2005.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-59:2021 Ed. 4.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Clarification of normal operation requirements for battery-operated appliances (Clause 1, 11.7, B.11.1).
  • Clarified that temperature rise limit of handles/grips of vents and air shutters is the same as handles/knobs held for short periods in normal use (Clauses 11.8).
  • Additional requirement to limit the temperature rise of external accessible surfaces (Clause 11).
  • Test probe 18 is not applicable to appliance mounted at high-level moving part accessibility assessment (Clause 20.2).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2022  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.74: Particular Requirements for Portable Immersion Heaters
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2018.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-74:2021 Ed. 3.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Exclusion of battery-operated appliances (Clause 1).
  • Added appliances that maintain a liquid at a set temperature to abnormal operation (Clause 19.4, temperature control failure; Clause 19.5, tubular sheathed heating element failure) as unattended appliance during glow wire assessment (30.2).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2022  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.78: Particular Requirements for Outdoor Barbecues
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2019.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-78:2021 Ed. 3.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Exclusion of battery-operated appliances (Clause 1).
  • Added requirements for communal-use barbecues (Clause 3 definition, 7.1 marking, 7.12 warning statement, 22.103 shall be fitted with a switch for manual operation to turn on, 22.104 shall be fitted with a timer).
  • Clarification that RCD warning statement is not necessary for fixed wiring appliance (7.12).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.106:2022  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.106: Particular Requirements for Heated Carpets and for Heating Units for Room Heating Installed Under Removable Floor Coverings
New edition published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Superseding AS/NZS 60335.2.106:2007.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-106:2021 Ed. 2.0.
  • Intended to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1:2022.
  • Exclusion of battery-operated appliances (Clause 1).
  • Added requirements for “portable” heated carpets (Clause 5, portable heated carpets tested with/without detachable cover; 6.1, Class II or III only; 6.2, IPX7 not required; 7, additional marking and warnings statement; 11.8, set PVC insulation limit at 80 K; 15.101, immersion test; 16, tested between live part and electrode immersed in saline solution; 19.101, set heating element insulation limit at 145 K; 19.103, clarification to internal wire part; 21.105, heating element, earthing conductor and heating wire flexing strength and insulation resistance durability test; 21.106, crushing test; 24.1.5, exemption for IEC 60320-3 connector; 24.2, allow switches in flexible cord; 29.3).
  • Added requirements for washable portable heated carpets (Clause 5, two times washing for washable portable heated carpet before test; 7, additional marking and warnings statement).
  • Clarification to insulation of heating element, internal wiring and connection needle flame test and repeated on two additional samples (Clause 30.102).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2025 

AS/NZS 60335.2.113:2017 Amendment No. 1  

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.113: Particular Requirements for Cosmetic and Beauty Care Appliances Incorporating Lasers and Intense Light Sources
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-113:2016 Ed. 1 Amendment 1:2021.
  • Removed definition for embedded laser and maximum permissible exposure.
  • Change of laser beam warning symbol (Clause 7.6).
  • Added different leakage current limit for applicator and additional leakage current assessment between applicator and piles of the supply with each supply conductor (Clause 13.2, 13.101).
  • Added mechanical strength against crushing and drop test for detachable power supply (Clause 21.102, 21.103).
  • Adjustment to laser type grouping/classification (Clause 22.107).
  • Change of stray optical radiation exposure limit (Clause 22.108, 22.109, 32.101, 32.102).
  • Considered beauty care appliances with lasers or intense light source as unattended appliance and others as attended appliances for glow wire (Clause 30.2).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024 

AS/NZS 62841.2.1:2018 Amendment No. 1  

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2.1: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Drills and Impact Drills
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 62841-2-1:2017 Ed. 1 Amendment 1:2021.
  • Clarify that rotary screwdrivers, impact wrenches and rachet drivers are not within the scope of the standard but IEC 62841-2-2 (Clause 1).
  • Split the safety-critical function (SCF) for output speed prevention in Table 4 into two categories (>150% of no-load speed < 3,500 rpm and >130% of no-load speed > 3,500 rpm) (Clause 18.8).
  • Modification that no-load speed at rated voltge shall be < 120% of rated no-load speed (Clause 19.6).
  • Additional handle hazard assessment for electronically controlled torque (Clause 19.102.3, 19.102.4, Annex K.18.8, K.19.102).
  • Power switch trigger and lock-off devices to prevent inadvertent starting is not applicable (Clause 21.18.1.2).
  • Clarification for impact drills and diamond core drills during noise and vibration emissions (Annex I).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024 

AS/NZS 62841.3.6:2015 Amendment No. 2 

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 3.6: Particular Requirements for Transportable Diamond Drills with Liquid System
Amendment 2 published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 602841-3-6:2014 Ed. 1 Amendment 1:2022.
  • Additional information to include appliance weight and mounting instruction of heavy appliance (>25 kg) into IM (Clause 8.3, 8.14.3).
  • Added different leakage current limit for three-phase diamond drills with rated input > 3,700 W (Clause 14.3, 14.4, 14.3.101, Annex C).
  • IPX4 tools are excluded from spillage test (Clause 14.3).
  • Added alternative RCD compliance requirement for three-phase tools to IEC 61008-1:2010 (Clause 14.5).
  • Removed safety-critical function for overspeed prevention and prevent self-resetting from performance levels (Clause 18.8).
  • Allowed Class I tools employing liquid systems if it is at least IPX3 when operating and IPX5 when not operating (Clause 21.15).
  • Dust collection requirement (Clause 21.35) and non-self-resetting protection device or circuit (Clause 23.3) are not applicable.
  • Added cord size requirement for current > 25 A and < 63 A (Clause 24.5 table 8).
  • Clarify that IEC 60664-1 is applicable for working voltage > 480 VAC (Clause 28.1).
  • Clarify the microphone setup during noise measurement (Annex I).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024 

AS/NZS 62841.3.10:2017 Amendment No. 1 

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 3.10: Particular Requirements for Transportable Cut-Off Machines
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 602841-3-10:2015 Ed. 1 Amendment 1:2022.
  • Updated safety-critical function (SCF) Table 4 by including SCF for “prevent exceeding thermal limits” and “function to have two separate actions before motor start” and removed “lock-off function” and “prevent self-resetting SCF;” also changed the “desired switched off power switch” minimum performance level to 50 years (Clause 18.8).
  • Remove the recording requirement of wheel speed during wheel guard strength test (Clause 20.102.1).
  • Dust collection requirement (Clause 21.35) and non-self-resetting protection device or circuit (Clause 23.3) are not applicable.
  • Clarify the steel bar type for cutting during noise test (Annex I.2.5).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024 

AS/NZS 62841.4.2:2018 Amendment No. 1 

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 4.2: Particular Requirements for Hedge Trimmers
Amendment 1 published on Nov. 25, 2022 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 602841-4-2:2017 Ed. 1 Amendment 1:2022.
  • Clarifying that maximum speed is attained when adjusted in accordance with manufacturer’s spec and/or instruction; when maximum speed is not attended under no-load conditions, manufacturer shall provide special hardware or software to attain this (Clause 3.11, 5.103).
  • Minor modification to marking and instructions (Clause 8.2, 8.14).
  • After IPX testing, the appliance should not start with power switch in off position; creepage distance of insulation shall not be reduced by traces of water; if creepage distances can be reduced, it will be short-circuited and evaluated for fire risk and loss of SCF (Clause 14.2.2).
  • Added warning for overheating of cutting device during continuous operation (Clause 17.2).
  • Minor change to handle perimeter dimension (Clause 19.101.1.1).
  • Additional requirement for 25 mm clearance around blade control (19.101.1.2, 19.101.1.3, 19.101.2.1, 19.101.2.2, 19.101.2.3).
  • Added torque (2 Nm) used for adjustable handle assessment (Clause 19.101.3.2).
  • Additional requirement for hand protection for single-sided hedge trimmers (Clause 19.102.2.1).
  • Blunt extension exempted for Category 4 hedge trimmer with a blade configuration where there are only two handles and the front handle is a stick-type handle that is permanently fixed to the smooth side of a single-sided cutting device (Clause 19.103.2.4).
  • Clarifying that same sample can be reused for drop testing if without failure (Clause 20.3.1).
  • Change of the measurement point for deflection/deform strength from blade control and cutter blade to power switch and cutter blade (Clause 20.101.3.3).
  • Additional requirement for operator presence sensor whose motion is mechanically obstructed; the response time of returning to locked state upon release of blade control extended from 1 s to 5 s (Clause 21.17.1, 21.18.102.3).
  • Minor modification to handle and shaft of extended-reach hedge trimmer (Clause 21.30.101).
  • Non-self-resetting protection devices are not applicable for machine fitted with two blade controls that require simultaneous actuation and extended-reach hedge trimmers (Clause 23.3).
  • Consider CR/CL requirement for transient overvoltages originating in the equipment not exceeding 4,000 V and clarify method of how protection against deposition can be achieved (Clause 28.1).

Date of application: Nov. 25, 2024 

Draft standards/amendments 

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2020 Amendment 1  

Particular Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners and Water-Suction Cleaning Appliances 

  • DR 22017 CP.
  • AS/NZS variation only – Docking stations of automatic battery-operated cleaners are required to be lock-rotor tested and considered as unattended appliances during glow wire assessment (19.7, 30.2.3).

Closing date for comments: Feb. 17, 2023 

DR AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2023 

Particular Requirements for Heat Pumps, Air-Conditioners and Dehumidifiers 

  • DR 22018 CP.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-40 Ed. 7.0.
  • Still aligning with IEC 60335-1:2010+AMD1+AMD2 Ed. 5.2.
  • Summary of significant changes in the IEC standard are as follows: 
    • Added dehumidifiers without motor-compressors and thermoelectric, e.g., Peltier element, heat pumps to the scope as well as increasing maximum rated voltage to 300 V for single-phase appliances (Clause 1).
    • Allow installation instruction specified length for piping less than 5 m or greater than 7.5 m to be used in split units.
    • Revised requirements for marking on the appliance and packaging, including adding a symbol for minimum floor area, modifying the symbol for flammable refrigerants to include the safety group per ISO 817, additional information in instruction manual (minimum and maximum operating temperature, accessibility classification, maximum allowable pressure, etc) (Clause 7.6, 7.12).
    • Revised requirement for leakage current for stationary Class I motor-operated appliances to align with Part 1 requirement — allow 3.5 mA limit (Clause13, 16).
    • Added abnormal operation test for supplementary air heaters (Clause 19.104) and dehumidifier under low charge conditions (Clause 19.105).
    • Clarified that appliances fixed in position only by piping are also subject to stability assessment with piping disconnected (Clause 20.1).
    • Revised vibration during transportation requirement allowing alternative test methods in some cases (Clause 21.101).
    • Additional requirements for flammable refrigerant detection systems (Clause 22.122).
    • New requirements added for safety shut-off valves to limit releasable charge (22.132), particle foam material to be used with protector cover and separated from certain metallic parts if operating temperature is > 80°C (Clause 22.133-134).
    • Additional special ball pressure requirement particle foam material (Clause 30.101).
    • Revised Table BB.1 with refrigerant information and added a link to ISO 817 refrigerant data (Annex BB).
    • Revised requirements for information in the manual for appliances with flammable refrigerants (Annex DD).
    • Revised requirements for pressure testing (Annex EE).
    • Revised requirements for leak simulation tests (Annex FF).
    • Added requirements for applying releasable charge, added additional coverage for A2 and A3 refrigerants, including new charge limits for appliances with circulation airflow and for enhanced tightness refrigerating systems, and revised requirements for enhanced tightness refrigerating systems using A2L refrigerant (Annex GG).
    • Revised requirements for refrigerant detection systems (Annex LL).
    • Revised simulated leak rate (Annex MM).
    • Removed Annex OO for conditioning internal wiring using UV light as this is now addressed in Annex T of 60335-1.
    • Added new coverage of leak detection system confirmation test (Annex PP).
    • Added new coverage of method for determining releasable charge (Annex QQ).

Closing date for comments: Feb. 17, 2023 

DR AS/NZS 62841.4.7:2023  

Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 4.7: Particular Requirements for Pedestrian Controlled Walk-Behind Lawn Scarifiers and Aerators 

  • DR 22019 C.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 62841-4-7 Ed. 1, to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.92:2003.

Closing date for comments: Feb. 17, 2023 

Standard/amendment published but pending application 

The following standards have an application date within the next six months. 

AS/NZS 60335.2.2: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.2: Particular Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners and Water-Suction Cleaning Appliances
New edition published on June 26, 2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2018.
  • Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-2 Ed. 7.
  • Vacuum cleaner maybe Class 0 if rated voltage is less than 150 V.
  • Allowed ordinary PVC cord for animal grooming appliances if the cord length is greater than 3 m.
  • Clarification that motorized brush or similar device is applicable to lock rotor test (Clause 19.7).
  • Additional requirement for automatic battery-operated vacuum cleaner (Annex S).

Date of application: June 26, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.7: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.7: Particular Requirements for Washing Machines
New Edition published on June 26, 2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2012 (and amendments).
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-7 Ed. 8.
  • Additional requirement for steam generators.
  • Additional definitions for washing machine types.
  • Added temperature limits for external accessible surfaces (Table 101).
  • Clarifying one of the spillage tests should be poured over rapidly and flows over the surface incorporate controls; also provided alternative option for rinsing agent.
  • Additional requirements for appliances that are controlled by programmable electronic circuits that limit the number of heating elements and motors from being energized at the same time (Clause 22.108).

Date of application: June 26, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.9: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.9: Particular Requirements for Grills, Toasters and Similar Portable Cooking
New edition published on June 26, 2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2014 (and amendments).
  • Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-9 Ed. 7.
  • For toasters with electronic switches, the heating element shall not become energized during electronic fault conditions.
  • Clarifying test condition for toaster abnormal test (Clause 19.102) that the test ends after the fire is extinguished and all residual bread removed.

Date of application: June 25, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.11: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.11: Particular Requirements for Tumble Dryers
New edition published on June 25,2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.11:2017.
  • Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-11 Ed. 8.
  • More detailed test specifications have been given in 11.3 and 15.2.
  • Additional requirement for appliances incorporated with steam generators (Clause 22.106, 22.107).
  • Additional requirement for appliances that are controlled by programmable electronic circuit that limit the number of heating elements and motors that can be energized at the same time (Clause 22.108).

Date of application: June 26, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.27: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.27: Particular Requirements for Appliances for Skin Exposure to Optical Radiation
New edition published June 26, 2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2016 (and amendments.
  • Modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-27 Ed. 6.
  • Added definition for luminous transmission.
  • Added glow wire requirement for parts of appliance that are unattended (previously, all parts were considered as attended for glow wire testing).

Date of application: June 26, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.35: 2013 Amendment 2 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.35: Particular Requirements for Instantaneous Water Heaters
Amendment 2 published on June 25, 2021 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-35 Ed. 5 A2.
  • Added accessible surface temperature requirement (Clause  11.8).

Date of application: June 25, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.51: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.51: Particular Requirements for Stationary Circulation Pumps for Heating and Service Water Installations
New edition published June 26, 2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.51:201.
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-51 Ed 4. 
  • Added instruction regarding thermal insulation of circulation pumps: thermal insulation of circulation pumps in heating systems — only supplied kit or a kit made available by the manufacturer shall be used.
  • Leakage current limit for routine test (annex A) is increased from 30 mA to 70 mA.

Date of application: June 26, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.81: 2015 Amendment 3 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.81: Particular Requirements for Foot Warmers and Heating Mats
Amendment 3 published on June 25, 2021 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-81 Ed. 3 A2.
  • Clarifies the orientation of foot warmer during IP test (Clause 15.1.2).
  • Clarifies that coupler connections should fully comply with IEC 60320-1, except the relevant standard for the connectors is IEC 60320-3.
  • Additional pressure test on connectors of resilient plastic material (Clause 30.1).

Date of application: June 25, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.82:2018 Amendment 1 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.82: Particular Requirements for Amusement Machines and Personal Service Machines
Amendment 1 published on June 25, 2021 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-82 Ed. 3 A1.
  • Replace “saline solution” with “spillage solution” (aligning with Part 1 standard – Clause 15.2).

Date of application: June 25, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.89: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice-Makers with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Motor Compressor
New edition published June 26, 2020 

  • Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.89:2010 (and amendments).
  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-89 Ed. 3.
  • Scope expanded to include commercial ice makers; includes appliances using flammable refrigerants and R-744 up to limits stated in Clause 22.110; excludes split systems with a flammable refrigerant charge exceeding 150 g in any circuit.
  • Additional requirements for ice makers (marking, operating condition).
  • Additional marking requirements for appliances incorporating larger volumes of flammable refrigerants, e.g., minimum room floor area.
  • Previous exemption relating to “persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities” is removed; instructions now required to be included (Clause 7.12).
  • Additional warnings required for R-744 appliances with remote refrigerant units and for appliances incorporating flammable refrigerants (Clause 7.12.1).
  • Normal operation test conditions revised to allow for remote refrigerant units; user-adjustable temperature settings and controls set to give lowest temperatures and not short circuit (Clause 11).
  • Additional mechanical strength test (5 J impact test) for appliances incorporating more than 150 g of flammable refrigerant (Clause 21.103) 
  • Additional pressure test for R-744 appliances (Clause 22.7).
  • Updates to glass panel impact test to clarify when a panel is considered to be accessible (Clause 22.103).
  • Revised constructional requirements related to “flammable refrigerant” to allow more than 150 g in certain situations.
  • Additional requirements for appliances with flammable refrigerant charge exceeding 150 g (Clause 22.116-121).
  • Software used in programmable electronic circuits requirements for detection of fault or errors added (Annex R).
  • Additional annex for evaluating gas concentration outside of the appliance (Annex CC).

Date of application: June 26, 2023 

AS/NZS 60335.2.96: 2020 

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2.96: Particular Requirements for Flexible Sheet Heating Elements for Room Heating
New edition published June 26, 2020
Supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.96:2002 (and amendments) 

  • Identical adoption of IEC 60335-2-96 Ed. 2.
  • Scope revised to specifically include heating elements incorporated into floors and walls (below 1.2 m or above 2.3 m) and ceiling (previous wording was “incorporated into the building to heat the room in which they are located”).
  • Scope exclusion for heating appliances intended to be used under a carpet is revised to reference 60335-2-106.
  • Standard now considers installation in a concrete wall or ceiling as well as concrete floor.
  • Additional marking requirement for the flexible heating element to be marked with e-reference number or other means of identification if the appliance is supplied  with separate controls, with detachable controls or without a control (Clause 7.1).
  • Additional instructions and warnings.
  • Additional instructional and constructional requirements for heating units to be installed into a wall; they must incorporate a metallic shield, or be Class III, or be constructed with a base material and metallically screened electrically insulated heating wires, or be installed with an electrical conductive screen that is installed toward the covering materials and connected to earth of fixed installation (Clause 7.12.106).
  • Additional constructional requirement for heating units that are intended to be installed below 1.2 m; they need to be either Class III or fitted with an earthed conductive screen (Clause 22.106); additional tests to verify effectiveness of the protection system (Clause 22.106.1); rotective controls or components needed to meet these requirements shall be supplied with the appliance (Clause 24.102).
  • Additional normal operation test conditions for heating units to be installed in timber walls (Clauses 11.2.105 and 11.2.106) or concrete walls (Clause 11.2.107).
  • Additional abnormal test conditions for wall installations (Clause 19.2).
  • Figures 110 and 111 added to show setup configuration for timber wall testing; Figures 112 and 113 added to show setup configuration for concrete wall testing.

Date of application: June 26, 2023