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Transport regulations for “dangerous goods” which include lithium-ion batteries shipped either separately or in electrical products apply globally.   See below for comprehensive details: ...
Battery Directive 2013/56/EU amending Directive 2006/66/EC The 2013 Directive extends the ban on the placing on the market of portable batteries and accumulators containing cadmium to portable batteries and accumulators intended for use in cordless power tools. These batteries previously benefitted from an exemption. However, this exemption is removed by the 2013 Directive. The Directive has allowed time for both the recycling industry and consumers to adapt to the relevant substitute technolo ...
Battery and accumulators Directive 2006/66/EC will be amended by 2013/56/EU in order to gradually reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment as substitutes become generally available. Adoption of the legislation follows an agreement reached with the European Parliament at its first reading.   The exemption of batteries and accumulators containing cadmium for use in cordless power tools will end on 31 December 2016. This will give the recycling industry and consu ...
The UK Government has opened a consultation on the definition of ‘portable’ batteries, in relation to its guidance on the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulation. The consultation specifically looks at amending the definition of a portable battery to introduce a single weight threshold of 3 kilograms so that any battery weighing 3kg or less will be considered to be portable. The need for clarification of the definition of ‘portable’ and ‘industrial’ ...