Category: News & Press Releases

UN Subcommittee Agrees to More Stringent Regulations on Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries Shipped by Sea; Addresses Need for More Clarification on “Energy Storage Systems”

On June 24, 2009, the UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods voted 10-2 in favor of proposal to require nickel metal hydride batteries shipped by sea to be offered as fully-regulated Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods. The proposal was filed with the UN Subcommittee by the vessel operators association (VOHMA), International…
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UN Panel Adopts PRBA Proposal

Outdated Battery Tests Inhibit Development of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles< Washington D.C. – The Portable Rechargeable Battery Association announced today that the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods has endorsed a major PRBA initiative by modifying the international testing requirements for rechargeable lithium cells and batteries. The approval came at a…
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The Portable Rechargeable Battery Association Supports DOT Prohibition on Spare Lithium Batteries in Checked Baggage

Battery-Safety Rules Take Effect on Jan. 1, 2008 Monday, December 31, 2007 For immediate release Contact: W. John Moore December 31, 2007 Phone: 202.683.3110 The Portable Rechargeable Battery Association Supports DOT Prohibition on Spare Lithium Batteries in Checked Baggage Battery Safety Rules Take Effect on Jan. 1, 2008 Washington – The Portable Rechargeable Battery Association today…
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