Under this regulation, the maximum limit of Hg in primary and secondary batteries must not exceed 0.0005% (5 ppm) in weight and the maximum limit of Cd in primary and secondary batteries must not exceed 0.002% (20 ppm) in weight. In addition to setting maximum limits of Hg and Cd in batteries, the regulation also sets the following requirements for primary and secondary cells and batteries:
- Product requirements;
- Designation, marking, and packaging requirements;
- Sampling requirements; and
- Test and procedure requirements for assessing conformity.
This technical regulation will come into effect on December 28, 2016.