New ACCC Restrictions For All Button Batteries

New Compliance Standards For Button Battery Products

In response to the serious risk of children swallowing button batteries the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published new standards on 22 December 2020 which will become enforceable as of 22 June 2022. The new standard will control the sale, distribution, and use of button batteries.

The new ACCC Button battery requirement will impact:
  • Manufactures & suppliers that sell button batteries or package button batteries.
  • Manufactures that use button batteries in the assembly of their finished products
  • Suppliers and retailers that sell products containing button batteries, including accessories, i.e., remote control devices.
  • Companies that repair, or replace products containing button batteries

Information on the new ACCC button battery requirements can be found at

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