New Regulations on Button Batteries Effect Industry’s Products

The Federal Government has made moves to improve the safety of button batteries by introducing new safety regulations.
Under the new mandatory safety and information standards, products must have secure battery compartments to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries. Button batteries are used in a variety of products our industry deals in, including Tuners, Guitar Preamps, On Board Pickup Systems, Remote Controls, Wireless Systems, Microphones, etc
Manufacturers must also undertake compliance testing to demonstrate batteries are secure, supply higher risk batteries in child-resistant packaging, and place additional warnings and emergency advice on packaging and instructions.
The regulations come into effect on June 22, 2022 and all businesses that supply button batteries or products containing button batteries in Australia must comply with the standards.
Read the ACCC press release here