Symbols And Technical Aspects For The Marking Of Batteries And Accumulators Battery Packs And Appliances With A View To Separate Collection

1. The symbol indicating separate collection for all batteries and accumulators shall consist of the crossed out wheeled bin, as shown below:

2. As regards batteries and accumulators as well as button batteries and accumulators containing cadmium or mercury above the levels indicated in Article 4.1 and 4.3 or lead above 0,1% of the weight of the battery, the chemical symbol for the metal concerned, Cd, Hg, Pb, shall be indicated. The symbol indicating the heavy metal content shall be printed beneath the symbol referred to in paragraph 1 of this Annex.

3. The symbol referred to in paragraph 1 of this Annex shall cover 3% of the area of the largest side of the battery, accumulator or battery pack, up to a maximum size of 5 x 5 cm. For cylindrical cells the symbol shall cover 1.5% of the surface area of the battery or accumulator and shall have a maximum size of 5 x 5 cm.

Where the size of the battery, accumulator or battery pack is such that the symbol would be smaller than 0.4 x 0.4 cm, the battery, accumulator or battery pack need not to be marked but a symbol measuring 1 x 1 cm shall be printed on the packaging.

4. The symbol referred to in paragraph 1 of this Annex shall cover 3% of the area of the largest side of appliances which are required to be marked pursuant to Article 6 of this Directive, up to a maximum size of 5 x 5 cm.

Where the size of the appliance is such that the symbol would be smaller than 0.4 x 0.4 cm, the appliance need not to be marked but a symbol measuring 1 x 1 cm shall be printed on the packaging.

Where batteries, accumulators or battery packs are incorporated into appliances in such a way that the symbol referred to in paragraph lof this Annex is fully visible without having to remove the batteries, accumulators or battery packs from the appliance, the appliance need not to be marked.

5. The symbols shall be printed visibly, legibly and indelibly.

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