Batteries Directive - Prohibitions & Labelling

EU. Prohibited Substances (Art. 4) & Labeling Requirements (Art. 21(3)), Directive 2006/66/EC on Batteries and Accumulators, 26 Sept. 2006, as amended by Directive 2018/849/EU, 14 June 2018

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

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Last updated 15 december 2020. Database contains 8 unique substances/entries.
Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Application Name Limit Notes  
Portable batteries or accumulators, including those incorporated into appliances
0.002 % by weight
2 Under Article 4 paragraph 3: The prohibition shall not apply to portable batteries and accumulators intended for use in: (a) emergency and alarm systems, including emergency lighting; (b) medical equipment; or (c) cordless power tools; this exemption in respect of cordless power tools shall apply until 31 December 2016.
All batteries, accumulators and button cells
4 For further labeling requirements see Article 21 Directive 2006/66/EC

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