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Implementation Series of EU New Battery Regulations | Compulsory Implementation of Substance Restriction Elements on February 18, 2024


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2024-02-19

Implementation Series of EU New Battery Regulations | Compulsory Implementation of Substance Restriction Elements on February 18, 2024

Since the official release and entry into force of the EU New Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 in the form of the EU Official Gazette on July 28, 2023 and August 17, 2023, battery manufacturers have once again faced the mandatory implementation of substance restriction factors.

 

 

 

01. Mandatory implementation of batteries and solutions

Mandatory implementation specific time
February 18, 2024.


Mandatory implementation of applicable batteries
Portable batteries, LMT batteries, SLI batteries, industrial batteries, electric vehicle batteries.
 

Mandatory implementation of key elements
Article 6 of the regulation, substance restriction.
 

Enforce compliance content
Appendix I of the Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542;
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 Appendix XVII;
Article 4 (2) (a) of the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC.

 

Enforcement of compliance methods
Article 17 of the regulation, mass production situation, Mode A (internal production control) and Mode D1 (production process quality assurance);
Article 20 of the regulation states the principles and conditions for affixing the CE mark.

 

Enforce compliance plans
Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 Appendix I
Test samples: 2 battery packs;
Evaluation cycle: within 9 working days (for batteries exceeding 10000 milliamperes, the calculation cycle is based on actual capacity);
Compliance output: Type test report and AoC compliance certificate.
 

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 Appendix XVII
Test samples: A plan needs to be developed based on the actual product situation;
Evaluation cycle: A plan needs to be developed based on the actual product situation;
Compliance output: Type test report and AoC compliance certificate.


Article 4 (2) (a) of the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC
Test samples: 2 battery packs;
Evaluation cycle: within 9 working days (for batteries exceeding 10000 milliamperes, the calculation cycle is based on actual capacity);
Compliance output: Type test report and AoC compliance certificate.

 

02. Comparison of the Old Battery Directive 2006/66/EC with the New Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542

In order to better understand the evolution of battery regulations in terms of substance restriction requirements, a comparison is made between the old Battery Directive 2006/66/EC and the new Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 as follows:

Material

New battery regulations

Old battery command

Mercury

Regardless of whether installed in equipment, light transportation vehicles, or other vehicles, the mercury content of the battery is ≤ 0.0005%.

Regardless of whether installed in the device or not, the mercury content of all batteries or batteries is ≤ 0.0005%.

Cadmium The cadmium content of portable batteries, whether installed in equipment, light transportation vehicles, or other vehicles, is ≤ 0.002%. Portable batteries or batteries (including those integrated into equipment) have a cadmium content of ≤ 0.002%, except for emergency lighting.
Lead 1.Starting from August 18, 2024, regardless of whether it is combined with the device, the lead content of portable batteries shall be ≤ 0.01%; 2.Before August 18, 2028, the restrictions listed in point 1 do not apply to portable zinc air button batteries Infinite value requirement (only requires that if the lead content exceeds 0.004%, Pb needs to be marked under the forked wheeled garbage bin).

 

 

03. Suggestions

Special reminder, the latest mandatory implementation date for chemical labeling requirements is August 18, 2025. Considering the replacement of old and new, it is recommended to refer to the following requirements:
1. The classification collection mark should cover at least 3% of the maximum side area of the battery, with a maximum size of 5 x 5 centimeters;
2. For cylindrical batteries, the classification and collection mark should cover at least 1.5% of the battery surface area, with a maximum size of 5 x 5 centimeters;
If the classification collection mark is less than 0.47 x 0.47 centimeters, the battery does not need to be marked with this mark. At least 1 x 1 centimeter classification and collection mark should be printed on the packaging;
4. Chemical element symbols:
1) All batteries containing more than 0.002% cadmium or more than 0.004% lead must be marked with relevant chemical element symbols;
2) The relevant chemical symbols should be printed below the classification collection mark and must cover at least a quarter of the area of the classification collection mark.

 

 
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