IEC TR 61438:1996 ED1

Possible safety and health hazards in the use of alkaline secondary cells and batteries - Guide to equipment manufacturers and users

Publication date:   Nov 28, 1996

General information

60.60 Standard published   Nov 28, 1996


TC 21/SC 21A Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes

Technical Report

29.220.30   Alkaline secondary cells and batteries



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Outlines the fundamental conditions necessary for the creation of each hazard. It includes identification and characterization of the possible hazards inherent in the application, use, and abuse of nickel-cadmium cells and batteries. It also includes examples for appliance design which minimizes these hazards. Additionally it presents some typical but non-exhaustive examples of misuse that may precipitate or actions which mitigate the hazard.

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IEC TR 61438:1996 ED1
60.60 Standard published
Nov 28, 1996