Standard Update | Australia - Safe use standards for products containing button batteries will be enforced in two months
Two months to go for button battery safety standards
The ACCC（Australian Competition and Consumer Commission） is urging businesses who supply button batteries, or products that are powered by them, to ensure they are complying with the new button battery safety standards ahead of the laws becoming mandatory on 22 June，2022. The ACCC is also calling on consumers to check for unsafe button battery products in their homes.
Under the mandatory safety and information standards, products must have secure battery compartments to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries. Manufacturers must undertake compliance testing, supply batteries in child-resistant packaging, and place additional warnings and emergency advice on packaging and instructions.
Three children have died and 44 have been severely injured in Australia from incidents involving button batteries, and more than one child a month is seriously injured as a result of ingesting or inserting the batteries, which are contained in millions of consumer goods worldwide.
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