U.S. CPSC commissioners vote in favor of publication of NPR for button cell or coin batteries
On February 9, 2023 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff published within the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemakings 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, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) proposes 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.
The proposed rule also requires warning labels on the packaging of button cell or coin batteries, as well as on the packaging, battery compartments, and accompanying instructions and manuals of consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries.
A ‘‘button cell or coin battery’’ is broadly defined in section 5 of Reese’s Law as ‘‘(A) a single cell battery with a diameter greater than the height of the battery; or (B) any other battery, regardless of the technology used to produce an electrical charge, that is determined by the Commission to pose an ingestion hazard.’’
Public comments on the Button Cell or Coin Batteries NPR may be submitted up to March 13, 2023.
Bureau Veritas, 10-02-23