INPAA Button Battery Safety & Compliance Presentation
A presentation outlining button battery standards and safety in Australia.
Presentation: Battery Stewardship Scheme update from the Battery Stewardship Council
Presentation includes clarification on frequently asked questions from retailers.
Submission: ACCC Button Battery Safety – Assessment of Regulatory Options (May 2020)
The NRA agrees with the ACCC and supports Option 3 for a mandatory safety and information standard that includes Options 1 and 2 and includes a requirement for warnings and information...
Submission: ACCC Button Battery Issues Paper (September 2019)
The NRA supports the inclusion of “Improving button battery safety” in the Product Safety Priorities 2019 as published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...
Submission: Button Batteries in Toys for Children up to and including 36 months (December 2019)
The members of the NRA’s Technical Standards Committee (NRATSC) prefer to use the voluntary Australian standard AS/NZS 62115:2018 Electric toys – Safety. However, we have no objection adopting ASTM F963-17 Standard Consumer Safety Specification For Toy Safety...
National strategy for improving the safety of button battery consumer products
A National Strategy has been developed by Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators, with the ACCC playing a coordinating role.
Industry Code on Button Batteries
An Industry Code to reduce the risk of death and life threatening injuries to children from button battery ingestion has been developed by retailers, associations, and product safety consultants with input from the ACCC and state and territory consumer safety regulators. The Code recommends that suppliers of consumer goods include readily available safety features in their products, such as battery enclosures requiring the additional use of a tool to gain access to the batteries.