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THE new EU Battery Regulation takes effect, Amazon sellers please complete compliance requirements Release Time:2024-07-03

Recently, Amazon Europe announced that the new EU battery regulation EU 2023/1542 has officially come into effect. This regulation applies to all stand-alone batteries and products containing batteries sold in the EU and Northern Ireland.


The new regulations require that all batteries exported to the EU and Northern Ireland carry CE certification and have an EU Authorized Representative.


If the seller uses Amazon FBA and is located outside the EU, then the representative information must be provided before August 18, 2024, otherwise Amazon will remove the product!


Batteries in scope

Battery type


Portable battery

A battery that is sealed;

weighs 5 kg or less;

not designed specifically for industrial use;

not an electric vehicle battery, a light means of transport (LMT) battery or a starting, lighting or ignition (SLI) battery.

SLI battery

A battery that:

specifically designed to supply electric power for starting, lighting or ignition;

can also be used for auxiliary or backup purposes in vehicles, other means of transport or machinery.

LMT battery

A battery that:is sealed;

weighs 25 kg or less;

is specifically designed to provide electric power for the traction of wheeled vehicles that can be powered by an electric 

motor alone or by a combination of motor and human power, including L-category vehicles;

is not an electric vehicle battery.

Electric vehicle battery

A battery that:

is specifically designed to provide electric power for traction in hybrid or electric L-category vehicles

weighs more than 25 kg

is specifically designed to provide electric power for traction in hybrid or electric M-, N- or O-category vehicles.

Industrial batteries

A battery that is:

specifically designed for industrial use; or

intended for industrial use after having been subject to preparation for repurposing; or

weighs more than 5 kg and is not an electric vehicle battery, an LMT battery or an SLI battery.

Battery cells and battery modules

This could either be:

The basic functional unit in a battery, composed of electrodes, electrolyte, container, terminals and, if applicable, 

separators, which contains the active materials which react to generate electrical energy; or

Any set of battery cells that are connected together or encapsulated within an outer casing to protect the cells against 

external impact, and which is meant to be used either alone or in combination with other modules; or

A battery that is incorporated into or added to products; or

A battery that is specifically designed to be incorporated into or added to products; or

A battery that can be made ready for use by the end user with commonly available tools using a “Do it yourself” kit.


Batteries out of scope

Battery type


Battery for military equipment

Batteries incorporated into or specifically designed to be incorporated into equipment connected with the protection of essential security interests, arms, munitions and war material (with the exclusion of products that are not intended for specifically military purposes).

Battery for spatial equipment

Batteries incorporated into or specifically designed to be incorporated into equipment designed to be sent into space.

Battery for nuclear equipment

Batteries used in equipment specifically designed for the safety of nuclear installations.



CE marking requirement

Manufacturers of batteries in scope of the EU Batteries Regulation must take three steps to ensure that their batteries are compliant with CE marking requirements by August 18, 2024.

First, each battery must pass a conformity assessment to demonstrate it is compliant with the regulation.

Once the assessment is complete, the manufacturer must obtain a declaration of conformity for the battery. If it is a standalone battery, the battery will have its own declaration. If the battery is contained within a CE-marked product, the manufacturer can choose to revise the existing declaration of conformity to include the battery assessment or obtain a separate declaration for the battery.

Once the declaration of conformity is ready, the manufacturer must affix a CE mark to the battery. This is additional to the CE mark affixed to the containing product, if applicable.


Responsible person requirement

A responsible person is a person or company established in the European Union acting as the point of contact for product compliance.

Effective February 18, 2024, in-scope batteries must be labelled with the contact information of the responsible person in one of the EU’s official languages, and the labelling attached to the product, its packaging, the parcel or an accompanying document. If your battery is small or doesn’t have packaging, you can use an accompanying document.

If the battery is contained within a CE-marked product, you must have a responsible person for the battery and a Responsible Person for the product. This can be the same responsible person, but you must label the battery and the product separately.




Restricted substances

Batteries must not contain substances for which Annex I to the EU Batteries Regulation contains a restriction, unless the conditions of that restriction are complied with.



Column 1

Designation of the substance or group of substances

Column 2

Conditions of restriction


CAS No 7439-97-6

EC No 231-106-7

Batteries, whether or not incorporated into appliances, light means of transport or other vehicles, shall not contain more than 0,0005 % of mercury (expressed as mercury metal) by weight.


CAS No 7440-43-9

EC No 231-152-8

Portable batteries, whether or not incorporated into appliances, light means of transport or other vehicles, shall not contain more than 0,002 % of cadmium (expressed as cadmium metal) by weight.


CAS No 7439-92-1

EC No 231-100-4


1.From 18 August 2024, portable batteries, whether or not incorporated into appliances, shall not contain more than 0,01 % of lead (expressed as lead metal) by weight.


2.The restriction set out in point 1 shall not apply to portable zinc-air button cells until 18 August 2028.


How do sellers comply with regulations?

1. Understand the requirements of the regulations: Sellers should have a deep understanding of the new EU Battery Regulation to ensure that their products and operations fully comply with the provisions of the new regulations.


2. Obtain CE certification: If the seller's products do not yet meet the requirements of CE certification, please contact AGC to apply for it as soon as possible.


3. Designate an EU responsible person in charge: Designate an EU representative for the relevant products and ensure that the information is correct.


3. Submit information to the platform: Sellers need to pay attention to the tools launched by Amazon and submit the representative information through the tool in a timely manner.


4. Comply with other applicable product safety regulations: In addition to the newly announced battery regulations, the remaining EU regulations applicable to the seller's products must also be complied with.


5. Continue to pay attention to policy changes and updates: Regulations may be updated at any time, and sellers need to regularly check platform announcements to ensure that products meet the latest regulatory requirements.


For products published in Amazon UK, sellers do not need to submit any information to Amazon. However, for products published in Amazon EU, sellers must submit the required information. Sellers can contact AGC for processing, upload relevant information to the background, and affix labels such as responsible person, safety information and warnings on the product.

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