Button Battery Safety Standard

Applicable to all blood glucose meters supplied from 22 June 2022

Available to pre-order from 14 June 2022

The Australian government has introduced the Consumer Goods Safety Standard 2020 which applies to all products containing button/coin batteries (excluding hearing aids). Effective from 22 June 2022, all products will require a secure battery compartment and warnings about the dangers of swallowing button batteries.

Ascensia Diabetes Care is committed to ensure your safety and the CONTOUR®NEXT meter has been updated to fully comply and exceed the requirements.

Does the Consumer Goods Safety Standard affect you?

The safety standards require that all new blood glucose meters supplied to people with diabetes (consumers) meet the new requirements. You can still continue to use your current CONTOUR®NEXT meter.

If you have been advised to monitor your blood glucose levels and  have concerns about button battery safety we would be more than happy to upgrade you to a fully compliant CONTOUR®NEXT connected meter.

If you are unsure about how the changes impact you, please send us a message or call us on 1800 289 312.

Fully compliant

How to replace the batteries with CONTOUR®NEXT's secured battery compartment

Battery safety

Turn your meter over. Insert a ballpoint pen in the hole and lightly press down to depress the lock pin in the secure battery compartment.

Battery safety

Slide the battery cover off.

Battery safety

Remove the two old batteries and replace with two new 3-volt CR2032 batteries.

Battery safety

Place the secure battery cover back on the meter.

How to identify a CONTOUR®NEXT meter kit with an updated secure battery compartment

How to identify updated meter

Battery Warning

WARNING: Batteries are hazardous and must be kept away from children. If swallowed or placed inside any part of the body they can cause severe or fatal injuries in 2 hours or less. If you suspect a battery has been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek medical attention immediately and contact the Australian Poisons Information Centre for 24/7, fast expert advice at 131 126.