U.S. CPSC Voted to Approve Mandatory Standard for Consumer Products Containing Button Cell or Coin Batteries

Sep. 13 2023

On September 11, 2023, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a mandatory standard for Button Cell or Coin Batteries.

As required by Reese’s Law, to eliminate or adequately reduce the risk of injury from ingestion of button cell or coin batteries by children 6 years old and younger, CPSC approved a rule to establish performance requirements for battery compartments on consumer products that contain, or are designed to use, one or more button cell or coin batteries.

CPSC voted to adopt the voluntary standard, ANSI/UL 4200A-2023 Standard for Safety for Products Incorporating Button Batteries or Coin Cell Batteries, as the mandatory consumer product safety rule for consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries. The standard includes requirements for Protection from Ingestion or Aspiration of Button/Coin Cell Batteries including abuse tests (drop, impact, crush, torque, tension, compression and battery compartment secureness). The standard also incorporates labeling requirements for products and packaging.

The final rule will become effective 180 days after it is posted in the Federal Register, codified as 16 CFR 1263.

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