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The information contained within is provided as a service to our customers and for their information only. The
information and recommendations set forth herein are made in good faith and are believed to be accurate at
the date compiled. CorDEX Instruments makes no warranty expressed or implied.
1. IDENTIFICATION
1.1 Product
Sealed rechargeable Cells
Trade name and model:
IEC designation:
Electrochemical system:
All types in steel container.
HR… According IEC 285
Nickel/Metal hydride, alkaline electrolyte
Electrodes:
Positive:
Negative:
Electrolyte:
Nominal voltage:
Nickel hydroxide
metal hydride
Potassium hydroxide water solution.
1.2Volts
1.2 Supplier
Name:
Address:
CorDEX Instruments Ltd
Unit 1 Owens Road, Skippers Lane Industrial
Estate, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HE
+44 (0)1642 454373 / +44 (0)1642 424737
CorDEX Instruments Ltd
Tel/Fax:
Emergency contact:
2. Hazardous Ingredients / Identify Information
IMPORTANT NOTE: The product is a manufactured article as described in 29 CFR 1910.1200. The
battery cell is contained in a hermetically-sealed case, designed to withstand temperatures and
pressures encountered during normal use. As a result, during normal use, hazardous materials are
fully contained inside the battery cell. The battery cell should not be opened or exposed to heat
because exposure to the following ingredients contained within could be harmful under some
circumstances. The following information is provided for the user's information only.
Chemical Name
CAS No.
Nickel (powder)
Nickel hydroxide
Cobalt
7440-02-0
12054-48-7
7440-48-4
Manganese
7439-96-5
Lanthanum
Cerium
Neodymium
Potassium hydroxide
Sodium hydroxide
Lithium hydroxide
7439-91-0
7440-45-1
7440-00-8
1310-58-3
1310-73-2
1310-65-2
OSHA PEL
(mg/m3)
1 TWA
1 TWA
0.1 TWA
Fume: 5
Ceiling Limit
NA
NA
NA
NA
2TWA
NA
ACGIH TLV
(mg/m3)
1 TWA
1 TWA
Dust & Fume
0.005
Dust: 5
Fume: 1
NA
NA
NA
2 Ceiling Limit
2 Ceiling Limit
NA
● A company registered in England and Wales ● Company Registration Number 6876251 ● Registered Office Address: Unit 1 Owens Road,
Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HE
3. Physical / Chemical Characteristics
Melting point (°F)
Boiling point (°F) %
NA
NA
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg)
Evaporation Rate
NA
Specific Gravity (H2O) Solubility in Water
NA
NA
Volatile by Volume
NA
Vapor Density (Air = 1)
NA
Appearance and Odor
No Odor
4. Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point: NA
Lower Explosive Limit: NA
Upper Explosive Limit: NA
Extinguishing Media: Any class of extinguishing medium may be used on the batteries or their
packing material.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Exposure to temperatures of above 212°F can cause venting of the
liquid electrolyte.
Internal shorting could also cause venting of the electrolyte. There is potential for exposure to iron,
nickel, cobalt, rare earth metals (cerium, lanthanum neodymium, and praseodymium), manganese,
and aluminum fumes during fire; use selfcontained breathing apparatus.
5. Reactivity Data
The batteries are stable under normal operating conditions.
Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Hazardous decomposition products: oxides of nickel, cobalt, manganese, lanthanum, and cerium.
Conditions to avoid: heat, open flames, sparks, and moisture.
Potential incompatibilities (i.e., materials to avoid contact with): The battery cells are encased in a
non-reactive container; however, if the container is breached, avoid contact of internal battery
components with acids, aldehydes, and carbamate compounds.
● A company registered in England and Wales ● Company Registration Number 6876251 ● Registered Office Address: Unit 1 Owens Road,
Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HE
6. Health Hazard Data
Threshold Limit Values: See Section II
Effects of a Single (Acute) Overexposure:
Inhalation: During normal use inhalation is an unlikely route of exposure due to containment of
hazardous materials within the battery case. However, should the batteries be exposed to extreme
heat or pressures causing a breach in the battery cell case, exposure to the constituents may occur.
Inhalation of cobalt dusts may result in pulmonary conditions.
Ingestion: If the battery case is breached in the digestive tract, the electrolyte may cause localized
burns.
Skin Absorption: No evidence of adverse effects from available data.
Skin Contact: Exposure to the electrolyte contained inside the battery may result in chemical burns.
Exposure to nickel may cause dermatitis in some sensitive individuals.
Eye Contact: Exposure to the electrolyte contained inside the battery may result in severe irritation
and chemical burns.
Carcinogenicity:
Nickel has been identified by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) as reasonably anticipated to be
a carcinogen. Cobalt has been identified by IARC as a 2B carcinogen.
Other Effects of Repeated (Chronic) Exposure:
Chronic overexposure to nickel may result in cancer; dermal contact may result in dermatitis in
sensitive individuals.
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Overexposure:
A knowledge of the available toxicology information and of the physical and chemical properties of
the material suggests that overexposure in unlikely to aggravate existing medical conditions.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Swallowing: Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
Skin: If the internal cell materials of an opened battery cell comes into contact with the skin,
immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes.
● A company registered in England and Wales ● Company Registration Number 6876251 ● Registered Office Address: Unit 1 Owens Road,
Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HE
Inhalation: If potential for exposure to fumes or dusts occurs, remove immediately to fresh air and
seek medical attention.
Eyes: If the contents from an opened battery comes into contact with the eyes, immediately flush
eyes with water continuously for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
7. Spill and Leak Procedures
Spill and leaks are unlikely because cells are contained in an hermetically-sealed case. If the battery
case is breached, don protective clothing that is impervious to caustic materials and absorb or pack
spill residues in inertmaterial. Dispose in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations.
8. Safe Handling and Use (Personal Protective Equipment)
Ventilation Requirements: Not required under normal use.
The information and recommendations set forth are made in good faith and believed to be accurate
as of the date of preparation. CorDEX Instruments makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with
respect to this information and disclaims all liabilities from reliance on it.
Respiratory Protection: Not required under normal use.
Eye Protection: Not required under normal use.
Gloves: Not required under normal use.
9. Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Storage: Store in a cool place, but prevent condensation on cell or battery terminals. Elevated
temperatures may result in reduced battery life. Optimum storage temperatures are between -31°F
and 95°F.
Mechanical Containment: If there are special encapsulation or sealing requirements, consult your
CorDEX Instruments representative about possible cell hazard precautions or limitations.
Handling: Accidental short circuit will bring high temperature elevation to the battery as well as
shorten the battery life. Be sure to avoid prolonged short circuit since the heat can burn attendant
skin and even rupture of the battery cell case. Batteries packaged in bulk containers should not be
shaken. Metal covered tables or belts used for assembly of batteries into devices can be the source
of short circuits; apply insulating material to assembly work surface. If soldering or welding to the
case of the battery is required, consult your CorDEX Instruments representative for proper
precautions to prevent seal damage or external short circuit.
● A company registered in England and Wales ● Company Registration Number 6876251 ● Registered Office Address: Unit 1 Owens Road,
Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HE
Charging: This battery is designed for recharging. A loss of voltage and capacity of batteries due to
self-discharge during prolonged storage is unavoidable. Charge battery before use. Observe the
specified charge rate since higher rates can cause a rise in internal gas pressure which may result in
damaging heat generation or cell rupture and/or venting.
Labelling: If normal label warnings are not visible, it is important to provide a device label stating:
CAUTION: Do not dispose in fire, mix with other battery types, charge above specified rate, connect
improperly, or short circuit, which may result in overheating, explosion or leakage of cell contents.
10. Recycling and Disposal
CorDEX Instruments encourages battery recycling. Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are not defined by
the federal government as 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.
DO NOT INCINERATE or subject battery cells to temperatures in excess of 212°F. Such treatment can
cause cell rupture.
11. Transportation
These sealed Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are considered to be "dry cell" batteries and are not
subject to dangerous goods regulation for the purpose of transportation by the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air
Transport Association (IATA) or the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The only DOT
requirement for shipping Nickel Metal Hydride batteries is Special Provision 130 which states:
"Batteries, dry are not subject to the requirements of this subchapter only when they are offered for
transportation in a manner that prevents the dangerous evolution of heat (for example, by the
effective insulation of exposed terminals)." The only requirements for shipping these batteries by
ICAO and IATA is special provision A123 which states: “An electrical battery or battery powered
device having the potential of dangerous evolutions of heat that is not prepared so as to prevent a
short-circuit (e.g. in the case of batteries, by the effective insulation of exposed terminals; or in the
case of equipment, by disconnection of the battery and protection of exposed terminals) is
forbidden from transportation”
The consignment is not classified as dangerous under the current edition of the IATA Dangerous
Goods Regulations A123, 50th Edition 2010, and all applicable carrier and governmental regulations.
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Regulations (IMDG), Special Provision 304, i.e. “batteries,
dry, containing corrosive electrolyte which will not flow out of the battery if the case is cracked are
not subject to the provisions of this Code provided the batteries are securely packed and protected
against short-circuits.
The information and recommendations set forth are made in good faith and believed to be accurate
as of the date of preparation. CorDEX Instruments makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with
respect to this information and disclaims all liabilities from reliance on it.
● A company registered in England and Wales ● Company Registration Number 6876251 ● Registered Office Address: Unit 1 Owens Road,
Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, Middlesbrough, TS6 6HE
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