Batteries Directive - Prohibitions & Labelling

This list contains use prohibitions of mercury and cadmium above certain thresholds in batteries and accumulators, with certain exceptions. It also captures certain labelling requirements on such products containing mercury, cadmium and lead above specified quantities.

Cadmium and cadmium compounds

EC / List no: - CAS no: -
Application Name
All batteries, accumulators and button cells
Expressed As
As cadmium
Shall be marked with the chemical symbol for the metal concerned: Hg, Cd or Pb. The symbol indicating the heavy metal content shall be printed beneath the symbol shown in Annex II and shall cover an area of at least one-quarter the size of that symbol.
Label limit
0.002 % by weight
4 For further labeling requirements see Article 21 Directive 2006/66/EC

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