Publications

Understanding the Industry Guideline for Consumer Goods that Contain Button Batteries

This factsheet provides a summary of the key issues identified in the voluntary Industry Code for Consumer Goods that Contain Button Batteries.
Date published: 
23 Sep 2019

Button batteries can kill if swallowed poster

Keep products with button batteries out of reach of children.

Date published: 
3 Sep 2019

Safety warning notice (button batteries)

The Assistant Treasurer, Stuart Robert, has issued a safety notice to warn of possible risks involved in the use of the button batteries.
Date published: 
30 Mar 2019

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.

Date published: 
19 Sep 2016

Industry Code for Consumer Goods that Contain 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.
Date published: 
19 Sep 2016

Think Safety First - Button Batteries

Button batteries are small round silver batteries.They are attractive to young children as they are bright, shiny and easy to swallow. If a battery is swallowed, it can lead to serious burns resulting in internal bleeding or death.

Date published: 
12 Apr 2016

Button battery safety - The Battery Controlled fact card

This fact card is part of the 'The Battery Controlled' campaign. It provides button battery hazard information, as well as safety tips to help prevent children's serious injury or death.
Date published: 
3 Apr 2012

Button battery safety - The Battery Controlled poster

This poster is part of the 'The Battery Controlled' campaign. It highlights button battery hazards as well as some safety steps to help prevent children dying or being severely injured.
Date published: 
3 Apr 2012