New safety standards for all button battery products
The Australian Government has introduced four mandatory standards to reduce the risk of death and injury associated with the use of button and coin batteries. The requirements of the mandatory standards are applicable to both button cell and coin cell batteries.
The four mandatory standards are:
- Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020
- Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard 2020
- Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020
Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard 2020
The mandatory standards include an 18-month transition period to allow suppliers time to implement any manufacturing and design changes to products and packaging to comply with the new requirements. From June 2022, suppliers must comply with the requirements in the standards.
Further information, including key requirements of each of the four standards, is available from the Product Safety Australia website.
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