• October 1, 2020
  • WTO

Australian | Draft mandatory safety and information standards - proposed requirements for consumer goods containing button and coin cell batteries and button and coin cell batteries themselves.


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Title of document
Draft Australian mandatory safety and information standards - proposed requirements for consumer goods containing button and coin cell batteries and button and coin cell batteries themselves. (14 page(s), in English)

Description
The draft Australian mandatory safety and information standards specify requirements for consumer goods containing button and coin cell batteries and button and coin cell batteries themselves The safety standard for consumer goods containing button and coin cell batteries specifies requirements for consumer goods that use/contain button/coin cell batteries to be designed to eliminate child accessibility to the button/coin cell batteries, including that the batteries shall be secure and not release the batteries during normal and foreseeable use and abuse conditions. The safety standard for button and coin cell batteries specifies requirements for child-resistant packaging of button and coin cell batteries. The information standard for consumers goods containing button and coin cell batteries specifies requirements for warnings and information on packaging, instructions and at the retail point of sale for unpackaged products. The information standard for button and coin cell batteries specifies requirements for warnings and information on the packaging of button and coin cell batteries and for markings on certain coin cell batteries.

Notifying member: Australia

NotificationG/TBT/N/AUS/123

Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety

Objective
Button and coin cell batteries pose a severe injury risk, particularly for young children. When lodged in the body and in contact with bodily fluid, button and coin cell batteries can burn through tissue and cause catastrophic bleeding. Further information is available at:  https://www.productsafety.gov.au/products/electronics-technology/button-batteries


Agency responsible
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Timing:

  • Submission: 29/09/2020
  • Reception: 29/09/2020
  • Distribution: 30/09/2020
  • Final date for comments: 29/11/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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