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Button Battery Products - Important Update & Information

 




Compliance is Mandatory - see below for full details

NEW BUTTON BATTERY MANDATORY STANDARD - REMINDER

As communicated by Bicycle Industries Australia in January 2021, on the 21st of December 2020, the Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar MP announced the release of a MANDATORY BUTTON BATTERY STANDARD.

Compliance with the standard becomes MANDATORY 18 months after the date of the announcement - 21 June 2022 - and affects all products that feature button batteries including lights and bicycle computers.

The key elements of the standard are:

  • secure battery compartments for consumer goods that contain button batteries, where the batteries are intended to be replaced, to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries;
  • compliance testing of consumer goods that contain button batteries, whether or not the batteries are intended to be replaced, to demonstrate the battery is secure and cannot be easily released;
  • child resistant packaging for button batteries, based on their risk profile, to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries; and
  • warnings and information to alert consumers that a button battery is included with the product.

The media release and summary of the standard can be found here.

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