RoHS and Battery Manufacturers

Q: Are battery manufacturers in scope of the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive?

A: Batteries are not in scope of the RoHS Directive because they are sufficiently regulated through other means, such as the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC, which restricts some but not all RoHS Directive substances. Some companies may not understand the separation of scope and therefore request RoHS substance information for all components in their electronic products, including batteries.

 

This content is accurate as of June 7, 2019.

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