S. 3896 (111th): Access to Button Cell Batteries Act of 2010


Sep 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carte Goodwin

Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to protect children against hazards associated with swallowing button cell batteries by requiring the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a consumer product safety standard to require child-proof closures on remote controls and other consumer electronic products that use such batteries, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/29/2010--Introduced.Access to Button Cell Batteries Act of 2010 - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a standard requiring that electronic product button cell battery compartments be secured ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 29, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3896”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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