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Battery Regulatory Compliance

Battery regulations are issued to prevent the release of hazardous substances into the environment, reduce waste and ensure the recycling of valuable raw materials.



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What is Battery Compliance?

Our batteries content in C2P covers manufacturers, importers and sellers of batteries as well as products that contain batteries.

Regulations in this area may restrict the use of hazardous materials in batteries, require producers to take back and recycle waste batteries, establish sustainability, safety, marking and labeling requirements, information to allow the placing on the market or putting into service of batteries, and require that batteries in products be easily removable for disposal. Related regulations may cover energy efficiency for battery chargers.

Our Regulatory Coverage of Battery Compliance

Our regulatory content in C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. Below is a high level summary of our coverage for this topic:
  • EU: Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC
  • EU: Batteries and Waste Batteries, Regulation (EU) 2023/1542
  • USA: Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act, 42 USC 14301-14336, 1996
  • China: GB 24427-2021 Content Limitation of Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead for Zinc Anode Primary Battery, 2021
  • China: Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries Used in Portable Electronic Equipments – Safety Technical Specification, Standard GB 31241-2022
  • South Korea: Operation Bulletin of Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act, KATS Notice 2007-1268 – Amendment – (on safety control of lithium secondary batteries) Notice 2019-306
  • Ontario (Canada): Recycling of Batteries, Regulation 30/20
  • Brazil: Implementation of Reverse Logistics System for Lead-acid Batteries, Sectoral Agreement, August 2019
  • Colombia: Approving Technical Regulation on the Labeling of Zinc-Carbon and Alkaline Batteries, Resolution 721/2018 – Amendment – (on scope, certificate of conformity validity, etc.) Resolution No 2271/2019
  • Thailand: Establishment of Industrial Standard TIS 96-1 on Primary Batteries, Announcement No. 5623, 2020

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