The manufacture, import and sales of dry cell batteries containing more than five parts per million (ppm) of mercury will be banned from Sept. 1. The Environmental Protection Administration said the restricted dry batteries include manganese-zinc batteries and non-button alkaline manganese batteries. According to the new regulations announced by the agency, manufacturers and importers are required to submit documents, including a test report issued by an accredited laboratory, to authorities. They will also have to label their products with the message in Chinese that translates as: "This product has been confirmed by the EPA to have a mercury content of less than 5 ppm." The label must also include an official confirmation number. Manufacturers and importers who violate the regulations could be fined up to NT$300,000, while vendors could face fines of up to NT$6,000 if they sell batteries containing an excessive level of mercury.
Sun, Aug 27, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Mercury limits imposed
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