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Lithium-Ion Battery Testing and Quality Assurance Services

Protection against Recall and Returns

Business Challenge

Lithium-ion batteries have one of the best energy-to-weight ratios, no memory effect, and a slow loss of charge when not in use. This makes them one of the most popular types of batteries for portable consumer electronics in today’s marketplace. Lithium-ion batteries can be found in cameras, laptops, power tools, toys and more. However, as recent well-publicized recalls demonstrate, they can pose a risk of fire and overheating. In addition, they can suffer from a reduced lifespan if not properly treated. As a result, new and stricter requirements are being implemented globally to address potential hazards, leaving manufacturers and purchasers of products containing lithium-ion batteries to meet increasing requirements and overcome safety concerns.

Solution

What are Lithium-Ion Battery Testing and Quality Assurance Services?
Bureau Veritas offers a comprehensive range of testing and quality assurance solutions that include testing, certification, consultancy, and training. With knowledgeable laboratory staff in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we take a customized approach to meet your objectives. We can evaluate your batteries for safety, transportation and environmental concerns against government regulations and industry standards. No matter where in the world you distribute your batteries, we can help you identify applicable requirements by both market and product type. We also can evaluate how a certification program can help your products gain access to multiple markets with one set of requirements.

Benefits
• Verify compliance with worldwide regulations
• Gain global market access for your products
• Enhance risk management and brand protection
• Minimize the risk of recalls, returns and complaints

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation For over 30 years, we have worked successfully with top manufacturers and retailers around the world to help them better manage risk and regulatory compliance.

Worldwide Locations We offer specialized battery test centers in America and China with a large network of technical inspectors and personnel around the world who work closely with our battery test centers.

Technical Knowledge & Leadership Our staff participate in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, including helping to write the ANSI C18 series of standards for Portable Batteries.

Personalized Service At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer you customized and specialized services to meet your quality assurance needs throughout your supply chain. Providing you with the highest levels of service is a priority for us.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are batteries being regulated for environmental concerns?

    Most batteries today have become the subject of evolving environmental requirements. For example, in Europe, the Battery and Accumulators Directive seeks to improve the environmental performance of various batteries by limiting harmful substances such as mercury and cadmium, and setting collection and recycling targets.

  • Do you offer other certifications in addition to the Bureau Veritas Certification Mark?

    Yes, we offer a wide range of product certification solutions including NRTL, SCC and TCB for North America; RoHS, IECQ, IECEX and IECEE CB for international markets; CE Marking Notified Body for Europe and CCC/BSMI/GOST-R for Asia. We offer access to 150+ countries via our International Approval Service. Please ask how we can help you meet your specific needs.

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