New safety standards on tiny batteries may halt gun sight sales

Chris McLennan
By Chris McLennan
Updated June 29 2022 - 8:32am, first published June 23 2022 - 7:00am
SAFETY WARNING: A gun sight powered by a small battery subject to new safety laws this week. The battery is covered by a small screw-in lid as indicated. Picture: Shooters Union Australia.

Australian hunters have been caught off guard by a new consumer law restricting the use of tiny "coin" batteries.

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Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan

National Rural Property Writer

ACM national rural property writer based in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Career journalist. Multi award winner.