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Battery Regulation - heavy metals

Item ID: 10150

Battery Regulation - heavy metals

Protect the health of your consumers and the environment by having your batteries tested according to the Battery Regulation.

Let your products test and convince your customers with your high safety standard!

Content of the testing

What is content of the testing?

In accordance with the legal requirements of the Battery Regulation, your batteries will be tested for the content of heavy metals by classical wet-chemical acid hydrolysis and subsequent analysis via ICP-OES or ICP-MS.

This ensures that your products do not pose any health risks to your customers due to the Battery Regulation.


Which materials can be tested for the content of heavy metals?
  • batteries


Which limits must be hold?

Banned from being placed on the market:

mercury > 0.0005 % (except button cell batteries > 2 %)

cadmium > 0.002 % (except emergency and alarm systems, medical devices)

Labeling with the chemical sign for the respective metal underneath the symbol:

cadmium: > 0.002 %; Lead: > 0.004 %;

Product examples

Product examples for the testing of batteries according to the battery regulation

Jewelery, accessories, multimedia toy products, children consumer products, computers, board games, creative toys, musical toys, activity toys, RC-toys, race tracks, train sets, batteries, wearable products (eg Google Glass, smartwatches)

Test process

  1. Order at the online shop

    Configure your desired individual chemical test in the TÜV Rheinland business client online shop and send us your purchase order.


  2. Delivery of material sample

    Please note that you must send the number of test samples/material samples required for testing to TÜV Rheinland at your own cost. For the exact location, please refer to the accompanying note for the test sample.

    Please enclose the accompanying note for the test sample (attachment of your order confirmation) with your test sample shipment or, for large shipments, attach it on the outside of the outer packaging.  This allows us to quickly and easily match your sample with your order. Receipt and registration of the test sample happens at the respective laboratory site. The same applies for the weighing of the materials to be tested, which is based on the amount of the sample required for the test (material sample collection).


  3. Testing

    The chemical testing of the material samples is performed in our DIN EN ISO 17025 accredited laboratories according to legal and standard market requirements. The chemical testing inevitably destroys the samples, and they cannot be reused.


  4. Sending of test results

    Analysis of the measurement results and documentation of the results in a test report.


Test Details

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    Estimated test duration:

    5 working days after sample receipt
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    Required sample size:

    2 batteries minimum
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    Mixed sampling:

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Required sample details

  • Product category
    Your material to be tested will later be assigned to this product category.
  • Article name
    What is the article name of the product, in which the material to be tested will later be used?
  • Component
    The component to be tested
  • Material
    What material is the component to be tested made of?
  • Color
    What is the color of the material?
  • Language of test report
    In which language should the test report be issued?