March 08, 2023
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces It Will Exercise Enforcement Discretion Under Reese’s Law for Hearing Aid Batteries
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Agency cites possible shortages and low risk of serious injury
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that it will exercise enforcement discretion under Reese’s Law for zinc-air button and coin cell batteries used in hearing aids until March 8, 2024, citing possible shortages and a low risk of serious injury. ADA and other organizations submitted requests to the agency to delay enforcement of Reese’s Law and we are pleased that the agency has taken this action.
- Read the CPSC Letter Announcing that the Agency will use Enforcement Discretion
- Read the ADA Letter Seeking a Temporary Stay of Enforcement
The announcement has also been posted to the cpsc.gov website here: Button Cell and Coin Battery Business Guidance | CPSC.gov