pinfa, via Cefic, has proposed amendments to include fire safety and toxicity in requirements for batteries sold in Europe, applicable to industrial and > 2 kWh vehicle batteries. The Batteries Regulation is currently under discussion in the European Parliament and Council (see pinfa Newsletter n°121). pinfa has proposed to add a “Fire Safety” requirement (in Annex V, Sustainability and Safety Requirements) covering fire safety, smoke toxicity and toxicity of fire extinction waters, and specifying testing of batteries and materials used in them for resistance to flammability, ignition resistance, heat release rate, smoke release and smoke toxicity.
Batteries Regulation in EU Parliament
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