Zarges K470 Akku Safe - Finally a packing solution for damaged/defective and safety critically defective lithium cells and lithium batteries

Zarges K470 Akku Safe - Finally a packing solution for damaged/defective and safety critically defective lithium cells and lithium batteries
The Zarges aluminium box K470 Akku Safe is now type tested by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung BAM for damaged/defective and safety critically defective lithium ion batteries.

More info on the box you can find on the Zarges website:
https://www.zarges.com/en/solutions/lithium-batteries/

The employees at Zarges are by the way using the checklist articles of the Lithium-Battery-Service Portal to advise their customers on the right packing choice and on questions regarding the transport of lithium cells and batteries.

You can find our checklist article for damaged/defective lithium ion cells and lithium ion batteries in road transport according to ADR here:
https://www.lithium-batterie-service.de/en/index.php?sViewport=detail&sArticle=526

The use of the Zarges packaging for safety critically damaged/defective lithium cells and lithium batteries is possible by applying multilateral agreement M307. The text of the multilateral agreement M307 can be found here:
https://www.lithium-batterie-service.de/media/pdf/ce/91/00/10_Multilateral-Agreement-No-M307.pdf

In this multilateral agreement M307 it reads that packagings for safety critically defective lithium cells and lithium batteries that are type tested and approved by the appropriate national authority may already be transported without the approval of the authority. Yet at the moment only the following ADR states have signed the agreement M307: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom of Greater Britan and Northern Ireland.

For transports in all other ADR states an approval of the appropriate national authority must be obtained.

Should you need to transport a safety critically defective lithium cell or lithium battery in a state that has not signed the ADR, please contact your appropriate national authority.

In Air Transport of damaged defective lithium cells and lithium batteries and of safety critically defective lithium cells and lithium batteries is prohibited.

What does damaged/defective mean?
The clear definition of the UN Subcommittee of Experts we presented in our blog on on 14th August 2018:
https://www.lithium-batterie-service.de/en/newsblog/clear-definition-on-damaged/defective-by-the-un-subcommittee-of-experts-special-provision-376

Risk Assessment of new lithium cells and lithium batteries
Already when shipping new lithium cells and lithium batteries, you should make a risk assessment with the manufacturer of the cells/batteries and prepare work instructions for the logistics and returns departments. Because when it comes to a warranty case you want to have clear structures established already to find out whether a lithium cell or lithium battery is still OK or whether it is damaged/defective or even needs to be considered as safety critically defective.

Our customer Rutronik has developed a questionnaire for their products which we are allowed to make available to you. Just write us an email under:
https://www.lithium-batterie-service.de/en/contact/consulting

And if you need company internal help to establish a risk assessment, please don´t hesitate to contact us.


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