Panasonic liion, rev f, product information sheet
Panasonic Industrial Company
A Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America
F; Dated 10/01/04
The batteries referenced herein are exempt articles and are not subject to the OSHA Hazard
Communication Standard requirement. This sheet is provided as a service to our customers.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are a sub-requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard
Communication Standard, 29 CFR Subpart 1910.1200. This Hazard Communication Standard does not apply to various
subcategories including anything defined by OSHA as an "article". OSHA has defined "article" as a manufactured item other than a
fluid or particle; (i) which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture; (ii) which has end use function(s) dependent in
whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use; and (iii) which under normal conditions of use does not release more than
very small quantities, e.g. minute or trace amounts of a hazardous chemical, and does not pose a physical hazard or health risk to
employees. Because all of our batteries are defined as "articles", they are exempt from the requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard,
hence a MSDS is not required.
The following components are found in a Panasonic Lithium Ion battery:
The overall reaction is: LixC + Li1-x CoO2
C + LiCoO2
All Panasonic Lithium Ion batteries are classified by the federal government as non-hazardous waste and
are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream. These batteries, however, do contain recyclable
materials and are accepted for recycling by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s (RBRC) Battery
Recycling Program. Please cal 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on recycling your used Lithium Ion battery or
go to the RBRC website at www.rbrc.org for additional information.
All Panasonic lithium (primary and rechargeable) batteries are not subject to the requirements of the Department of
Transportation (DOT) Subchapter C, Hazardous Materials Regulations because each of our batteries meet the exceptions under
173.185 (b). These regulations will remain in effect until October 1, 2005 when the new regulations are expected to become
All Panasonic lithium batteries are exempt from the DOT Hazardous Materials Subchapter as long as they are separated to prevent short circuits and packed in strong packing for conditions normally encountered in transportation.
Effective January 1, 2003, al Panasonic lithium batteries are regulated as a Hazardous Material by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) if you transport more than 24 cells or 12 batteries in a single package. These must be transported in accordance with the requirements of Special Provision “A45”.
Effective January 1, 2004, al Panasonic lithium batteries will be regulated as a Hazardous Material by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) if you transport more than 24 cell or 12 batteries in a single package. These will have to be transported in accordance with the requirements of Special Provisions 188 and 230.
If you build any of our lithium cells into a battery pack, you must also assure that they are tested in accordance with the UN Model Regulations, Manual of Test and Criteria. Part III, subsection 38.3. If you plan on transporting any untested prototype battery packs contact your Panasonic Sales Representative for regulatory information.
: The information and recommendations set forth are made in good faith and are believed to be accurate at the date of preparation.
Panasonic Industrial Company makes no warranty expressed or implied.
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