April 17, 2023
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For a long time, lithium batteries have been a popular power source for various electronic devices, from cell phones to electric vehicles. However, lithium batteries are also associated with various risks, especially during transportation. To ensure that these risks are minimized, special regulations for the transport of lithium batteries have been included in the ADR (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).
Standard size and no more customization
One of the most important changes in ADR 2023 concerns the marking of lithium batteries. The indication of the telephone number on the marking for lithium batteries in paragraph 220.127.116.11.2, ADR special provision 188 is repealed. In addition, the minimum dimension for marking lithium batteries has been reduced to 100x100mm.
120x110mm & custom phone number
Previously, a telephone number had to be listed on the marking of lithium batteries to allow contact in the event of an incident during transport. However, this requirement has been removed. In addition, the minimum size at the time was 120x110mm.
Cheaper in production, purchasing, storage
The new minimum size for marking lithium batteries has been standardized at 100x100mm to harmonize it with other markings for dangerous goods, such as hazard labels, which have long been set at a size of 100x100mm. Previously, the minimum size for marking lithium batteries was 120x110mm.
Overall, the changes in ADR 2023 regarding the marking of lithium batteries are a step in the right direction to make the transport of dangerous goods easier. However, it is important that all stakeholders continue to work together to ensure that all regulations are met and that safety is maintained during transport.
Labels in the new format in various designs
We are pleased to announce that BOXLAB Services has already responded to the change in the minimum size and layout for marking lithium batteries in ADR 2023. We have added labels in the new format and layout to our product line and offer them in a variety of styles. Whether you need single sheets, 500-count rolls, or 3000-count rolls, we have the right quantity to meet your needs. All of our dangerous goods labels are seawater resistant in accordance with BS 5609 Section III, which means they will remain durable and highly visible even in harsh environments, including sea transport.
Many changes. Transition period ends on June 30, 2023
It is important to note that the changes in ADR 2023 regarding the marking of lithium batteries are just one of many changes that have been made to make the transport of dangerous goods by road safer. It is imperative that all parties involved, from manufacturers to transport companies, comply with the regulations and fulfill their responsibilities for the safe transport of dangerous goods.
At BOXLAB Services, not only can you order the new ADR 188 labels in a variety of styles, but you can also order a handy starter kit to ensure you are compliant with all the latest regulations. The ADR 2023 Starter Kit not only includes the current regulations, but also a selection of 100 samples of hazard labels and/or „Lithium Battery Label ADR Special Provision 188“ individually compiled by you.
So with the Starter Kit, you are well equipped to implement the new regulations and ensure that your dangerous goods shipments comply with the current requirements. Please note that the transition period for implementing the new regulations expires on June 30, 2023. Order your Starter Kit now and be optimally prepared!