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Update, May 20, 2022: Australian Mandatory Button Battery Regulations Take Effect June 22

In December 2020, Australia implemented mandatory standards for button/coin batteries (small, single-cell batteries with a diameter greater than their height) used in products sold in Australia. After June 22, products with button/coin batteries must have a secure, child-proof compartment, and must include a warning. Details about which products are impacted, compliance requirements, information for retailers and manufacturers, and potential penalties for non-compliance may be found here.