Button/Coin Batteries Safety Standards

Button/Coin Batteries Safety Standards

In Australia, three children have died and at least one child a month is seriously injured after swallowing or inserting a button/coin battery.

In December 2020 the Australian Government made mandatory safety and information standards for button batteries and consumer goods containing them.

The ACCC has developed A Guide for Business on the Application of Mandatory Standards. The purpose of this guide is to assist suppliers in understanding the requirements for secure battery compartments, child-resistant packaging, and warnings and information. The ACCC has also developed a fact sheet that summarises the requirements of the new standards. You can download pdf copies here…

Button coin batteries and consumer goods containing button coin batteries – fact sheet

Button coin battery safety – a guide for business on the application of mandatory standards

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