Danger of admonitions: The battery manufacturer directory can now be viewed online

The list of registered manufacturers and registered authorised representatives according to the German Batteries Act (BattG) is online. This enables competitors and public authorities, i.e. practically anyone to establish whether your batteries are duly registered. This involves new risks of being admonished if the required registration under the Batteries Act is not in hand.

The list of registered manufacturers and registered authorised representatives according to the German Batteries Act (BattG) is online:

https://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/battghersteller

This enables competitors and public authorities, i.e. practically anyone to establish whether your batteries are duly registered. This involves new risks of being admonished if the required registration under the Batteries Act is not in hand.

Reminder: Anyone who places batteries on the market or manufactures batteries in Germany must register the batteries with the EAR foundation (German WEEE registration board) as of 1 January 2021.

It makes no difference whether it is a small battery inside a hearing aid or a heavy-duty starter battery for motor vehicles; this is because industrial, vehicle and portable batteries are affected.

Please note: Batteries contained in your electrical appliances must likewise be registered.

Only those battery manufacturers who were already correctly registered with the German Federal Environment Agency by 31 December 2020 have a one-year transitional period to register with the EAR foundation; this period expires on 31 December 2021.

In the event of any uncertainties or questions on the Batteries Act, please do not hesitate to contact the take-e-way GmbH consultants by calling +49/40/750687-0 or sending an e-mail message to beratung@take-e-way.de.

The new Batteries Act (BattG2) took effect on 1 January 2021. It contains significant changes for manufacturers but also e.g. for online retailers as distributors of batteries.

A brief overview of the most important changes to the Batteries Act 2021 is available here:

https://www.take-e-way.com/services/batteries-act/

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