Product Safety Reminder

April 21, 2022

With button batteries presenting a range of significant safety risks, especially for young children, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has developed new mandatory safety standards for button/coin batteries.

We are reminding sellers that these standards will become mandatory on 22 June 2022 and enforced by the ACCC.

What does this mean for sellers? 

eBay will require products containing button batteries and packaging to comply with these safety standards. This includes secure battery compartments to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries, supplying batteries in child-resistant packaging, undertaking compliance testing and placing additional warnings and emergency advice on packaging and instructions.

Sellers must make any manufacturing and design changes, remove non-compliant listings and undertake any testing necessary to ensure compliance with the standards ahead of the laws becoming mandatory on 22 June.   

To find out further information on the requirements of the new standards visit:

ACCC Media Release on Button Batteries 

ACCC Guide for Business on the Application of Mandatory Standards → 

ACCC Mandatory Safety and Information Standards

ACCC Fact Sheet →