Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United States - Button cell or coin batteries - Addendum



The following communication, dated 22 September 2023, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of the United States of America.





Title: Safety Standard and Notification Requirements for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries


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Notified measure published - date: 21 September 2023


Notified measure enters into force - date: 21 September 2024


Text of final measure available from[1]:

88 Federal Register (FR) 65296, 16 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1263:

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Description: Final rule - In February 2023, as required by Reese's Law, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to establish performance and labeling requirements for consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries, and requirements for labeling of button cell or coin battery packages, to eliminate or adequately reduce the risk of injury from ingestion of button cell or coin batteries by children six years old and younger. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register (and notified in G/TBT/N/USA/1964/Add.2), the Commission is publishing a direct final rule to incorporate by reference a voluntary standard as the mandatory standard for consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries. The Commission issues this final rule to complete Reese's Law requirements for warning labels on the packaging of button cell or coin batteries. Button cell or coin battery packaging subject to this final rule must be certified as compliant with these warning label requirements.

This rule is effective 21 September 2024. Button cell or coin battery packaging manufactured or imported after 21 September 2024, must comply with this final rule. 16 CFR Part 1263 will be accessible at

This final rule and previous actions notified under the symbol G/TBT/N/USA/1964 are identified by Docket Number CPSC-2023-0004. The Docket Folder is available from at and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from by searching the Docket Number.




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