Battery packaging is a complex part of preparing a product to be placed in the market for consumer purchase. This is because varying compliance regulations must be met based on battery type and locale. A number of battery types combined with various restrictions make the process even more difficult for companies producing this merchandise. Among the many regulations placed on manufacturers are the following:
- Global Market – This includes requirements such as heavy metal limits, treatment & handling procedures, testing requirements, registration, and reporting.
- Product Design – Forbids certain types, restricts heavy metals concentration, labeling standards, etc.
- Takeback or Disposal – Covers proper disposal and recycling procedures.
- Packaging & Labeling – These restrictions include the addition of environmental regulations, warning information, and capacity data.
As shown above, each places certain rules to follow as a battery is designed, manufactured, packed, and labeled for consumer or commercial sales. These requirements vary based on type, chemistry, market location, packaging, and use. Manufacturers of these products, whether for cars or use with consumer products, makes the task of meeting battery packaging regulations essential. Failure to do so could result in the item being pulled from the shelf or in some cases unexpected lawsuits.
What Assistance is Gained from a Battery Packaging Specialist?
When using a professional for this task, two important considerations must be evaluated: packaging and labeling requirements. A professional provider of these services is able to deliver industry tested and proven labels and inserts for your packaging needs. Companies specializing in this area are familiar with the rules and regulations of various markets, and often can provide you with the questions and resources to make sure your battery packaging meet proper compliance.
For example, The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has been very active in making proposals regarding marking symbol changes to help consumers and recycling agencies identify the chemistry in battery products. With the rapid proposals and changing regulations worldwide, it is essential to find a provider who is aware of these battery packaging regulations, but also is able to help you quickly make changes to your packaging, and then deliver the labels or inserts for your goods.
At Flexo-Graphics, we print millions of battery packaging labels and inserts every year. As an ISO certified provider, we are able to help you with this task by providing these services:
- Battery Labels
- Fronts, Tops, Daters
- Warning Labels
- Danger Poison Labels
- Short Run Battery Labels
- Vendor Managed Inventory Programs
- Tamper Evident Battery Packaging Labels
- Battery Packaging Inserts and Coupons
- GHS Labels
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