On November 3, 2018 Mexican standard NOM-212-SCFI-2017: “Primary cells and primary batteries – Maximum permissible mercury and cadmium limits – Specifications, test methods and labelling” was published. The document came into force on September 28, 2019.
This mandatory Official Mexican Standard establishes and defines:
characteristics of various types of batteries
classification by the electrochemical system technology
maximum permissible limits of Mercury (0.0005% by weight) and Cadmium (0.0020% by weight)
labeling on packaging and/or on batteries
conformity assessment procedure
This Mexican Standard is applicable to primary power units and batteries that are imported into Mexico and/or marketed in Mexico and indicated in Table 1 of this Standard.
Labelling requirements for packaging and/or batteries
In order to identify the different types of batteries and their characteristics on the body of the battery or on its packaging, the following information should appear:
Battery designation, name or abbreviation of the technology concerned, in accordance with this NOM
Recommended expiry period or year, month or week of manufacturing which may be in the code
Polarity of the positive terminal
Nominal voltage, volts
Name or trademark of the manufacturer or supplier
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