SGS summarizes CPSC direct final rule for button cell or coin batteries

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help stakeholders understand the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s direct final rule for button cell or coin batteries, and consumer products that contain them.

Direct final rule 16 CFR 1263 was published on September 21, 2023. It establishes a safety standard to eliminate or adequately reduce the risk of injury or death associated with ingestion of these batteries by children aged six years or under. It incorporates ANSI/UL 4200A-2023 (Standard for Safety for Products Incorporating Button Batteries or Coin Cell Batteries).

SGS has published SafeGuardS 127.23 to provide an overview of the new rule, which is required under Reese’s Law. It includes details of the effective date and an enforcement discretion period that will run until March 19, 2024.

Stakeholders should review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 127.23 for more information.

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SGS helps companies deliver well-designed, functional, durable and safe products to their customers. They have the electrical and electronic industry regulatory and technical expertise to provide testing services for abuse, benchmarking, durability, electrical, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), environmental, life cycle analysis, performance, safety standards and transportation on cells, batteries and modules. In the end, it’s trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Battery Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dennis Lancion
Technical Manager (Hardlines)
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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