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…