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Reference EN 61429:1996
Title Marking of secondary cells and batteries with the international recycling symbol ISO 7000-1135 and indications regarding directives 93/86/EEC and 91/157/EEC
Project Number 6982
Abstract/Scope This International Standard defines the conditions of utilization of the recycling symbol of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) associated with the chemical symbols indicating the electrochemical system of the battery. This standard applies to lead-acid batteries (Pb) and nicke-cadmium batteries (Ni-Cd).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-11-25
Current Stage code deadline 1997-06-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 21
Reference Document IEC 61429:1995 (EQV)
ICS 01.080.20 - Graphical symbols for use on specific equipment
29.220.20 - Acid secondary cells and batteries
29.220.30 - Alkaline secondary cells and batteries
Keywords Battery; Secondary cell; International recycling symbol
Note EN following parallel vote
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
All Hazardous substances - Batteries Manufacturing, Use, Recovery B2B, B2C


Deadline Date
6060 1996-11-25 1997-06-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1996-10-01 1996-11-01  
5091 1996-03-05 1996-06-05  
5020 1995-08-11 1995-10-31  
1090 1995-08-10 1995-12-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-11-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-06-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 7000:1989
HD 571 S1:1990

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.