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Malaysia Rechargeable Battery Mandatory

KPDNKK revealed that it intends to impose mandatory safety requirements on rechargeable secondary batteries in the Malaysian market.

The rechargeable secondary battery is a rechargeable battery that can continuously generate electric power for a period of time. Secondary batteries are widely used in mobile phones, power banks, laptops, cameras, electronic cigarettes, video games, drones and more.

The current compulsory requirements for implementation are mainly to protect consumers' access to safety standard secondary batteries and to prevent unqualified rechargeable battery products from flowing into the Malaysian market. The Malaysian government currently formulates compulsory safety standards for rechargeable secondary batteries as:

(1) MS IEC 62133: 2017 - Single Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Non-Acidic Electrolytes for Portable Electronics - Safety Requirements;

(2) IEC 62133-1: 2017 - Single cells and batteries containing alkaline or non-acidic electrolytes for portable electronic applications for portable applications - Part 1: Nickel systems;

(3) IEC 62133-1: 2017 - Single cells and batteries containing alkaline or non-acidic electrolytes for portable electronic applications for portable applications - Part 1: Nickel systems;

This requirement will apply to any individual or business providing rechargeable secondary batteries to other businesses or end-consumers. It is the responsibility of the relevant agencies to ensure that secondary batteries supplied on the market meet the safety standards set forth above.