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Mexico: Standard NOM-212-SCFI-2017 primary lithium batteries and accumulators, testing and labelling requirements

NOVEMBER 2019 - RELEVANT FOR: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

It exempts those batteries which are integrated in the electrical/electronic equipment and cannot be sold separately.

  • Standard NOM-212-SCFI-2017 sets out the following requirements for lithium batteries including:
  • classification of battery types
  • maximum allowable quantities of mercury and cadmium in the composition of batteries -   Viz. 0.0005% by weight for Mercury and 0.0020% by weight for Cadmium
  • labelling on packaging and /or on batteries
  • test methods and sampling requirement
  • procedure for conformity assessment judge
  • certification procedure

This standard is applicable to all batteries imported and sold in Mexico.

It exempts those batteries which are integrated in the electrical/electronic equipment and cannot be sold separately.

NOM-212-SCFI-2017 does not harmonize to any international standard.

The standard takes effect from 28 September 2019.

Learn more about NOM-212-SCFI-2017 here.

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