Battery Directive

Battery Directive (2006/66/EC)

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Batteries and Accumulators (Battery) Directive has been passed into law by the European Union (EC). Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators (as amended by Directive 2013/56/EU) (hereinafter called “the Directive”) contains several requirements specific to batteries. The Directive affects manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment whose products containing batteries and accumulators containing cadmium and mercury. The Directive places strict limits on the use of these materials, requires a “crossed out wheeled bin” symbol to appear on battery or packaging and calls for participation in collection scheme in products sold in the European Union.

The Directive requires producers (manufacturers, distributors, and sellers) to: 

  • Register with the Battery Regulating authority within each member state
  • Join a recovery and recycling scheme. Timing is specific to each member state.

NETGEAR Inc. is currently working with our suppliers, distributors, partners, and customers to ensure NETGEAR complies with the Battery Directive.

Battery Recycling Schemes Joined

 

Country

Scheme

Battery Registration Number

Link

Denmark

Elretur

N/A

www.elretur.dk

France

Screlec

FR023871

www.screlec.fr

Germany

ERP Germany

21001859

www.erp-recycling.org

Italy

ERP IT

IT18070P00004851

www.erp-recycling.org

Ireland

ERP IE

866WB

www.erp-recycling.org

Netherlands

Stibat

N/A

www.stibat.nl

Sweden

El-Kretsen

N/A

www.el-kretsen.se

Spain

Ecotic (Ecopilas)

1645

www.ecotic.es

UK

ERP UK

BPRN06307

www.erp-recycling.org