Button Battery Safety Issues Paper

Closed 30 Sep 2019

Opened 16 Aug 2019

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Overview

The ACCC has formed a taskforce to investigate the safety of button batteries and products that contain them. As part of this investigation, the ACCC is seeking information from stakeholders to understand the extent of any market failure in the supply of button battery consumer products and whether regulation under the Australian Consumer Law is necessary to address their hazards.

As part of this process, the ACCC has released the Button Battery Safety Issues Paper (available below) for consultation. The Issues Paper includes a series of questions that the ACCC is considering as part of their investigation. Responses will be used to inform a cost benefit analysis and any draft recommendations.

How to make a submission

Interested parties can choose to upload a submission or complete the individual questions as outlined in the Issues Paper. Alternatively, submissions can be lodged by post or email to:

Director
Button Batteries Taskforce
Consumer Product Safety Branch
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131
Canberra, ACT 2601

Email: nationalprojects@accc.gov.au

Please include your name, organisation and contact details when making a submission.

Submissions are due by 5pm, 30 September 2019.

All submissions will be treated as public documents and published on the ACCC website, productsafety.gov.au, unless otherwise requested.

Any parties wishing to submit commercial-in-confidence material should clearly mark it so, and submit both a public version and commercial-in-confidence version of their submission, with reasons explaining why it is confidential. More information about the ACCC’s treatment of confidential information can be found in the ACCC’s Information Policy.

Audiences

  • All consumers

Interests

  • Product Safety