Month: July 2019

PRBA Highlights Battery Safety At FTC ‘Right to Repair’ Workshop

Executive Director George Kerchner focused on battery safety concerns at a Federal Trade Commission workshop held today on right to repair policy. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries have become the preferred power source for a vast array of consumer battery-powered products such as cellular phones, tablets, medical devices, power tools and hybrid and electric vehicles, Kerchner said…
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DOT and EPA Announce Workshops on the Safe Handling of Lithium Batteries for Disposal and Recycling

During last month’s membership meeting, Kevin Leary with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) joined us to speak to membership about his agency’s recent collaborative efforts with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the disposal and recycling of lithium batteries. The two agencies are hosting four one-day workshops over the next several months. These workshops will be led by subject matter experts from the Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team under the DOT and hosted by EPA.