2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2009 2:12 AM by curtis

    Do you use batteries?

    gnevison

      Do you use, manufacture or import batteries?

      Do you understand if you are a Producer or not?

      Do you need to join a Battery Compliance Scheme (BCS)?

      Do you understand the likely costs?

      If not, or simply in doubt, then please reply with your specific concerns and we will try and help.

       

       

       

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        • Re: Do you use batteries?
          gnevison

          The new battery regulations in the UK have lead to many companies asking whether or not they are a “Producer”.

          Examples in the government guidance provide the following examples of producers:

          + A company with a UK presence that imports batteries into the UK and then sells them wholesale in the UK.

          + A company with a UK presence which imports laptop computers (which include the batteries) into the UK and then sells them wholesale in the UK.

          + UK manufacturers of batteries that sell to the general public and / or to retailers.

          + UK manufacturers of mobile phones (which include batteries) that sells to the general public and / or to retailers.

           

          Examples of non-producers are:

          + A company that imports batteries into the UK and then sells them overseas without placing any on the market is not a producer.

          + A company that buys batteries wholesale from another company inside the UK is not a producer.

          + A company that imports mobile phones into the UK without batteries and then buys the batteries for the phones from another UK company is not a producer.

          + A company that sells batteries from overseas directly to UK consumers via the internet and has absolutely no physical UK presence is not a producer.

           

          There are also exemptions including batteries for specific military purposes and those designed to be sent into space.

          • Re: Do you use batteries?
            curtis

            many thanks for Gary, wish more people can join in the discussion.