Lithium Battery Regulations and Standards in the US: An Overview

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Lithium Battery Safety Standards in the United States

Lithium batteries are commonly found in smartphones, electronic toys, e-cigarettes, and many other electronic devices. In this guide, we cover lithium battery regulations and safety standards in the United States. This includes UL standards, CPSIA, and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
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Lithium Battery Regulations and Standards in the EU: An Overview

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Lithium Battery Safety Standards in the EU

Lithium batteries imported to and manufactured in the European Union are subject to various standards and regulations. There are also lab testing and labelling requirements to take into consideration.

In this guide, we explain what you must know about the Battery Directive, GPSD, EN 60086, EN 62133, EN 61960, and other requirements.

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ENERGY STAR® Guide for Importers and Manufacturers

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ENERGY STAR Guide

Are you an importer or manufacturer looking to use the ENERGY STAR mark for your products? Having the mark on your product communicates that your product is more energy efficient.

This article covers the ENERGY STAR program and its associated marks and addresses common questions associated with the program. The primary source for this article comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program.

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Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) Guide: An Overview

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Are you an importer or manufacturer of appliances and equipment in the US? The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) imposes test procedures, labeling requirements, and energy targets that may apply to your product.

In this article, we introduce the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) and its parts, and we address common questions associated with the act.
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E-Bike Regulations & Standards in the United States: An Overview

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E-bikes Regulations in the United States

E-bikes are defined as bicycles with an electric motor that provides pedal assistance and allows riders to accelerate their pace. This guide is relevant to all companies indenting to import, manufacture, or sell e-bikes in the United States. It covers both regulations and standards for e-bikes, including 16 CFR Part 1512, FCC Title 47, CPSIA, and more.

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UN 38.3 Requirements for Lithium Batteries: A Practical Guide

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UN 38.3 guide
Planning to ship lithium batteries by air into the United States, the European Union, or other markets? In this article, we explain what importers and manufacturers should know about UN 38.3 and the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) requirements.

We explain the requirements regarding testing, the shipper’s declaration, and how to package lithium batteries and subsequently label these for air transport.
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E-Bike Regulation & Standards in the European Union: An Overview

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E-bike Regulations in European Union

E-bikes are subject to various regulations and safety standards in the European Union. These cover everything mechanical safety of the bike frame to battery safety and electrical compliance requirements.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about the Machinery Directive, EN 15194, CE marking, documentation, and lab testing requirements applicable to e-bikes.

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Amazon Electronics Requirements For Sellers: An Overview

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Amazon Electronics Requirements

Electronics sellers on Amazon must ensure compliance with a range of product regulations and safety standards. In this guide, we cover the basics of Amazon requirements concerning electronics standards, labeling requirements, testing, and packaging.

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This guide only covers product regulations, standards, and other requirements for selling on Amazon in the United States (e.g. FCC 47 CFR Part 15). However, the same principles apply when selling products on Amazon in the European Union (e.g. the EMC Directive), Australia, Japan, and elsewhere.

Further, Amazon can change its terms and requirements at will. This article serves as an introduction, but not a replacement for the up-to-date seller requirements on Amazon Seller Central.

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UL 1642 Lithium Batteries Standard: An Overview

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UL 1642

UL 1642 covers rechargeable and non-rechargeable lithium batteries that includes at least one electrochemical cell that contains either:

  • Metallic lithium
  • Lithium alloy
  • Lithium-ions

In this guide, we cover different aspects concerning UL 1642. This includes information about the standard’s product scope and requirements, lab testing, and where it is possible to buy the standard

Notice that this guide is written only based on publicly available information on this page. You need to buy the standard in order to access the contents of UL 1642.
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UL 891 Switchboards Standard: An Overview

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UL 891
UL 891 covers switchboards, which are electrical devices that distribute electrical energy from one or more main sources to different load circuits.

In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about UL 891, including its scope, where you can purchase UL 891, and information about laboratory testing.

Notice that this guide is written only based on publicly available information on this page. You need to buy the standard in order to access the contents of UL 891.
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