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Powering the Future!

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.

PRBA - The Leader in the Rechargeable Battery Industry

Over the past thirty 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.

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Mar 1 2021

President Biden Executive Order Supports “High-capacity Batteries,” Electric Vehicles

President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) on February 24, 2021 instituting a formal, national strategy to develop more resilient and secure supply chains across the U.S. The EO calls for a comprehensive review of domestic production, research and development capabilities, and the formulation of strategies to strengthen “critical sectors.” One of the critical sectors […]

Jan 11 2021

PRBA Strongly Endorses CPSC’s Safety Warning on 18650 Lithium ion Battery Cells

PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association applauds the Safety Warning issued today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the safe use of 18650 lithium ion battery cells.  PRBA’s policy on the use of these and other cylindrical lithium ion battery cells explains how manufacturers of these products never intended them to be […]

Dec 8 2020

PRBA Successfully Secures Changes to United Nations Lithium Battery Transport Regulations

At its 57th session this week in Geneva, the United Nations (UN) Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods agreed to adopt several proposals filed by PRBA and its European counterpart RECHARGE to amend the international  dangerous goods  regulations affecting the labeling, packaging and transport of lithium batteries. “We are very pleased the […]

Nov 30 2020

PRBA Annual Meeting Covers Host of Regulatory and Legislative Challenges Facing Industry

PRBA held its annual membership meeting virtually on November 12, 2020 to update members on a host of regulatory and legislative issues the association has been working on this year and provide insight on what challenges can be expected in 2021. Guest speakers for the virtual meeting included officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation […]

Oct 30 2020

PRBA Issues Report on Meeting of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel and Possible Impacts on the Air Transport of Lithium Batteries

PRBA recently issued its report on the meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) Working Group, which met virtually to address issues associated with the transport of dangerous good by air, including several proposals on lithium batteries. In addition to the lithium battery proposals, PRBA’s report summarizes the DGP Working […]

Aug 31 2020

PRBA Opposes NTSB’s Lithium Battery Recommendations Cites Risk to Medical Patients, Threat to U.S. Military, Harm to U.S. Lithium Battery Industry

PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association challenged the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations that would ban shipments by air of prototype lithium batteries. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PRBA warned that implementation of the NTSB’s recommendations would prevent its members from operating globally and “endanger the safety of […]