EU RoHS Compliance and Batteries

Question Posed:

Are batteries within the scope of EU RoHS?

Answer Provided:

Batteries are not in scope of EU RoHS regulation.

Recital 14 of EU RoHS 2 specifically states that EU RoHS should apply without prejudice to the Batteries Directive. Recital 29 of the batteries and accumulators directive (2006/66/EC) states that EU RoHS does not apply to batteries and accumulators used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

Reference: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/rohs_eee/pdf/faq.pdf

Reference: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/batteries/pdf/faq.pdf 

***Article contents valid as of 2017-10-17

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