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Button Battery Safety Standards

June 21, 2022 2 min read

When choosing toys for Let the Children Play Toyshop, my focus is on classic toys that invite the child to use their imagination and see multiple ways of using the toy at various stages of their development. I look for toys that do more than one thing and grow with the child, as well as toys that are of the highest quality and design. I want you to be able to pass the toy to the next child or hand them to a friend or someone in need when your child no longer requires it. I want the toys sold in my store to be sustainable in this way for value for money as well as for the environment.

This choice results in a selection of products that rarely use batteries of any kind but are fuelled by a child's imagination and creative play.

Sometimes though, our toys do contain batteries that are very small such as button and coin batteries. We have only ever used suppliers and brands that monitor safety very carefully and in line with recent changes to Australian safety standards, we have diligently gone through every product in store and identified all such products. All of our products containing button batteries do in fact meet the safety standards in terms of accessibility but some did not meet the newer requirement for labelling. These have been removed from our shelves and I am proud to say that every product in store is fully inline with the new mandatory standards to ensure the safety of our children while they play.


• Swallowing may lead to serious or fatal injury in as little as 2 hours, due to chemical burns and potential perforation of the esophagus.
• Never allow children to replace button batteries of any device.
• If you suspect your child has swallowed or inserted a button battery, immediately call the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 (Australia) for fast, expert advice.
• Regularly examine devices and make sure the battery compartment is correctly secured, e.g. that the screw or other mechanical fastener is tightened. Do not use if compartment is not secure.
• Dispose of used button batteries immediately and safely out of reach of children. A battery can still be dangerous even when it can no longer operate the device.
• Tell others about the risk associated with button batteries and how to keep their children safe.

More Information?
If you have any further questions regarding our products or the new button battery requirements please feel free to contact us directly.

Should you wish to review the full regulations from ACCC click here