Reach certification is a European Union regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007. Its aim is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
Reach also promotes alternative methods for the assessment of hazardous substances or chemical substances and their safe use. It provides a mechanism for risk management measures on human health in order to maintain, amend or withdraw authorization.
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What does REACH for Lithium Batteries Stand for?
The Reach certification for lithium batteries is a conformity assessment procedure that demonstrates that a product meets the requirements of the Reach standards.
The Reach regulation requires manufacturers and importers of products containing lithium batteries to individual registrations for their products with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The ECHA is responsible for its implementation of it.
Reach is implemented through a number of pieces of legislation including the Reach Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, the Reach Enforcement Regulation (EC) No 716/2007, and the Reach Implementation Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. This certification also amends a number of other pieces of legislation including the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
The Reach compliance certification for lithium batteries is a mandatory procedure for selling products in the European Union supply chains. It does not apply to substances that are already covered by other legislation, such as cosmetics, food and feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, or biocides.
Certification Requirements from European Chemicals Agency
Products that do not have a Reach compliance certificate cannot be sold in the European Union. Once the manufacturer receives the certificate of compliance, they can proceed and prepare a Reach statement.
The following is a list of requirements for the Reach certification of lithium batteries:
The manufacturer or importer must submit a conformity statement to the ECHA.
The manufacturer must present 1 unit of Lithium Battery for testing at an EU-recognized laboratory. The laboratory issues a test report which is then reviewed by the ECHA.
The registration process takes 3 weeks within which the ECHA may request additional information from the applicant.
After the review is completed, the ECHA issues a certificate of conformity.
The certification for lithium batteries is valid for five years from the date of registration. After five years, manufacturers and importers must renew their registration and submit a new Reach declaration of conformity statement.
Tritek LEV Battery Certification by Reach
Tritek has since its inception aimed at providing nothing but high-quality lithium batteries to users and LEV manufacturers. In order to ensure Reach’s compliance with its products, Tritek has qualified and is Reach compliant certified.
This certification of our products is a testimony of our quality and commitment to providing only high-end products to our customers. We follow the due process including regular reviews and audits to ensure that our products meet the Reach standards.
How to Check Certification
To be sure that the products you are buying are Reach certified on Chemical Substances Products, look for the Reach logo on the product or its packaging. The logo can be a circle with a green check mark. It indicates that the product has been registered with the ECHA.
You can also check the ECHA website to see if a product is registered.
A certified manufacturer must provide a Reach declaration of conformity. The Reach declaration of conformity must also be included on the product label or in the product documentation.
Advantages of Reach Certification
Reach-certified products have the following benefits:
- Can be marketed and sold in the European Union.
- They have a competitive advantage in the global market access and supply chains.
- They are subject to periodic reviews and audits to ensure compliance.
What is the difference between REACH and RoHS?
REACH is a regulation that requires manufacturers of products containing certain chemicals to register their products with the ECHA. RoHS is a directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Some of the most well-known regulations and legislations required to affix the CE mark are RoHS and REACH.
While both are regulations of the European Union, there are some key differences between the two. REACH applies to all products containing chemicals, while RoHS only applies to electrical and electronic equipment. REACH requires registration of products with the ECHA, while RoHS does not. And finally, REACH is enforced by the ECHA, while RoHS is enforced by member states of the European Union.
If you are looking for products that comply with both REACH and RoHS, Tritek is the right choice. We are a Reach-certified manufacturer of lithium batteries and our products are available in the European Union. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you.
Getting certified is not an easy task, it requires a lot of dedication and a commitment to quality. We advise all our customers to only buy Reach certified products to be sure they are getting a quality product.