Consultation outcome

Batteries regulations: making the definition of a “portable battery” clearer

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We received 19 responses to this consultation.

Following this consultation, we intend to revise the guidance. We will introduce a weight threshold of 4kg for the definition of what constitutes a portable battery.

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Summary

Seeking views on simplifying the weight thresholds used to define a battery as “portable”.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposal to improve the definition of a portable battery. We propose setting weight limits to make it clear that a portable battery “can be hand-carried by an average person without difficulty”.

The change will remove the current 4kg to 10kg “grey area”.

The other factors that are used to define a battery will not be affected by this proposed change. Producers, treatment operators and exporters should consider the full range of factors when deciding if a battery is portable or industrial.

Published 26 January 2015
Last updated 27 October 2015 + show all updates
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