Serving as the Voice of the Rechargeable Power Industry, Representing its Members on Legislative, Regulatory and Standards issues at the State, Federal and International Level.
Over the past twenty-four years PRBA has developed cooperative working relationships with transportation and environmental organizations ranging from local and national groups throughout North America to national and international industry related trade associations and government agencies in Europe and Asia.
In 2004, PRBA was granted official observer status by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonised System of Chemical Classification and Labeling. These relationships will assist PRBA member companies in dealing with “globalization” issues such as the transportation of, collection, and labeling of rechargeable batteries as they manufacture and sell globally.
PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association is extremely disappointed with today’s Air Navigation Commission decision. The ANC action represents an unprecedented departure from ICAO’s procedures and overrides decisions that experts on ICAO’s Dangerous Goods Panel made in October after extensive discussions and debate. ANC’s decision also ignored ICAO’s ongoing efforts to address the safe transport of lithium […]
Washington (December 30, 2015) – PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association today congratulated the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for issuing a safety alert on hoverboard shipments and intercepting 32 cargo containers of hoverboards with lithium batteries improperly prepared for shipment. According to one report, millions of hoverboards have been shipped […]
With the holiday travel season set to begin this weekend, PRBA –The Rechargeable Battery Association is reminding airline passengers to follow U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulations on lithium batteries and battery-powered consumer products in checked and carry-on baggage. “If airline passengers comply with the DOT regulations on lithium batteries and take appropriate packaging and other […]
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association said today the widely-publicized hoverboard’s safety issues were likely caused by manufacturers using poorly manufactured and designed or even counterfeit lithium ion batteries. “Blaming reputable battery manufacturers for the hoverboard’s safety problems is incorrect and unfair. There is mounting evidence demonstrating that low-cost hoverboard manufacturers based in China are […]
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) agreed to sweeping changes to the lithium ion and lithium metal battery Packing Instructions in the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air during its October 19 – 30 meeting in Montreal. The most significant of these is a 30% […]
PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association fully endorses today’s FAA’s safety alert and its request that airlines warn passengers not to put lithium batteries in their checked luggage. For years, FAA regulations have prohibited spare lithium batteries in checked luggage. PRBA has repeatedly endorsed and supported FAA efforts and encouraged full compliance. If airline passengers […]