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Battery Directive Compliance

Around the world, laws regulate the concentrations of heavy metals (Pb, Me, Cd, Cr+6) in cells or batteries and impose binding limits, stricter than the RoHS ones.


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  • Europe: Directives 2006/66/EC and 2013/56/EU on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators
  • China: GB24427 Limitation of mercury, cadmium and lead contents for alkaline and non-alkaline zinc manganese dioxide batteries and GB24428 Limitation of mercury content for zinc silver oxidezinc oxygen and zinc manganese dioxide button batteries
  • United StatesNY Code - Section 27-0719: Battery management and disposal
  • California: AB-826 The Perchlorate Contamination Prevention Act
  • BrazilBatteries Conama Resolution No. 401
  • TurkeyUsed batteries and accumulators control regulation No. 25569
  • Switzerland: Verordnung vom 9. Juni 1986 über umweltgefährdende Stoffe (Stoffverordnung, StoV) No. 814.013
  • Taiwan: Order Huan-Shu-Fei-Tzu - Restriction on the Manufacture, Import, and the Sale of Dry Cell Batteries
  • Georgia: Resolution №324 of May 25, 2020 On the approval of the technical regulation on waste management of batteries and accumulators, aligned with the EU Directive 2006/66/EC

On top of hazardous substances limitations:

  • Manufacturers must design their devices so that the batteries are easily replaceable.
  • Instructions on the location and safe removal of batteries must be provided to the end user.
  • Additionally, it is mandatory to register annual quantities of batteries placed into the market. It may also be necessary to subscribe to compliance schemes for the recovery of waste.

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