The overall score is based on a combination of performance (70%) and ease of use (30%). Our observations are based on the latest voluntary Australian standard AS/NZS 2008:2013, which we want more manufacturers to work towards meeting.
Our CHOICE Buys meet all safety requirements, but may fail some very minor information requirements (such as instructions and labelling).
Some lower-scoring models may still be worth considering if they meet all key safety requirements, but fail some minor points (such as finger entrapment).
Models we don't recommend will fail at least one major safety requirement.