Document And Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
May 08, 2013
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Entity Registrant Name Spectrum Brands, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001028985  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   0