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Background And Introduction

This manual of recommended practices provides information on hazard warnings and other markings for lead-acid batteries and packaging, as well as labeling and testing requirements for acid packs, for use in the U.S. and its major trading partners. The labeling recommendations reflect major nationally and internationally adopted laws and standards governing health, safety, and the environment, as of January 2020.

 
Disclaimer

While recommended labels and warning messages included in this Manual are the result of extensive practical experience, consumer research, and legal analysis by Wiley Rein LLP, no warning can address every conceivable possibility. Use of the recommended labels and messages by manufacturers or sellers is voluntary, but recommended. The Battery Council International, Wiley Rein LLP, and the authors and reviewers of this manual expressly disclaim any liability, including, but not limited to, consequential or other damages, arising out of the use of these recommended labels and/or warnings. The information provided in this Manual does not constitute legal advice, and any legal questions should be directed to your legal counsel.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2 CLASSIFICATION OF BATTERY MARKETS AND CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65

     Section 2.1: Classification of Battery Markets for Determining Labeling Requirements

     Section 2.2: California Proposition 65 Warnings

CHAPTER 3 COMMON LABEL TERMS AND TRANSLATIONS

     Section 3.1: Glossary of Common Label Terms

     Section 3.2: Translations

CHAPTER 4 SUMMARY OF BATTERY LABELING REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 5 CONSUMER BATTERIES

     Section 5.1: Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA) Labeling

     Section 5.2: Consumer Battery (SLI) Labeling

CHAPTER 6 WORKPLACE, INDUSTRIAL & NON-CONSUMER BATTERIES

     Section 6.1: Label Elements

     Section 6.2: Label Size and Format

CHAPTER 7 ACID BOTTLE AND FRESH PACK LABELING AND TESTING

     Section 7.1: Acid Bottle Label Elements

     Section 7.2: Fresh Pack Retail Box Label Elements

     Section 7.3: Acid Bottle Packaging

CHAPTER 8 PACKAGING AND SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

     Section 8.1: Wet Charged Battery Carton

     Section 8.2: Wet Charged Battery Carton, Non-Spillable

     Section 8.3: Dry Charged Battery Carton without Acid

     Section 8.4: Fresh Pack Battery Carton

CHAPTER 9 COLLATERAL MATERIAL

APPENDIX A: Section 5.1 – Consumer Batteries (SSLA)

APPENDIX B: Section 5.2 – Consumer Batteries (SLI)

APPENDIX C: Chapter 6 – Non-Consumer Batteries (traction and stationary)

APPENDIX D: Chapter 7 – Acid Pack Labeling and Testing

APPENDIX E: Chapter 8 – Wet; Wet, Non-Spillable; Dry Charged; Fresh Pack

APPENDIX F: Chapter 9 – Collateral Material Labeling