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Standards for Button Batteries and Products Containing Them

New requirements impacting button batteries and consumer products containing button batteries became mandatory on June 22, 2022.

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January 18, 2023

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published an application guide and fact sheets summarizing the new standards  to help suppliers understand these requirements.

Suppliers must undertake compliance testing, supply batteries in child-resistant packaging, and place additional warnings and emergency advice on packaging and in instructions.

These standards were introduced in December 2020 with an 18-month transition period. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting market surveillance activity around these requirements and has already recalled more than 40 products that do not comply. Enforcement powers include significant financial penalties.

UL Solutions can help you demonstrate your compliance through accredited testing to assess whether you meet the mandatory safety and information standards.

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a quotation for product evaluation.

References

Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard

Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard

Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard

Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard

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