Legal Information

To conform with the new batteries directive if your product incorporates a battery, or can be fitted with a battery, you must provide the user with instructions on how to safely remove the battery (typcially in the user manual or documentation supplied with a product).

General User Manual Statements To Consider

The following are some general sample statements to consider including in your user manual text if your product uses batteries:-

Only the following type of batteries should be used:
[specify battery types]

Do not mix old and new batteries.

Do not use the following types of batteries
[specify battery types]

Remove batteries before storing the product for extended periods of time.

Do not dispose of old batteries in a fire as they may explode.

Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte from the batteries is corrosive and may cause burns or injury to the eyes or skin. The electrolyte may be toxic if swallowed.

Exercise care when handling the batteries. Do not allow conductive materials such as rings, bracelets or keys to touch the batteries, otherwise a short circuit may cause the batteries and / or conductive material to overheat and cause burns.

Legal notes:
IBEX UK Ltd makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.  IBEX UK Ltd shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in conjunction with the furnishing, performance or use of this material.  You should ensure that your documentation complies with the requried standards prior to release.

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