Product Information Sheet Batteries Product:

Product Information Sheet  Batteries Product:
Product Information Sheet
Panasonic Batteries
Panasonic Industrial Company
A Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
5201 Tollview Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Toll Free: 877-726-2228
Applicable models/sizes: All
Nickel Cadmium Batteries
Revision: G January 1, 2011
e-mail: [email protected]
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 Nickel Cadmium battery:
Positive Electrode
Nickel Oxyhydroxide
Negative Electrode
Potassium Hydroxide
Sodium Hydroxide
All Panasonic Nickel Cadmium batteries are classified by the federal government as a hazardous
waste. The waste code is D006, Cadmium. These batteries, however, do contain recyclable
materials and are accepted for recycling anywhere in the US and Canada by the Rechargeable
Battery Recycling Corporation’s (RBRC) Battery Recycling Program. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY
for information on recycling your used Nickel Metal Hydride battery or go to the RBRC website at for additional information.
Notice: 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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Nickel-Cadmium batteries (sometimes referred to as “Dry cell” batteries) are not listed as dangerous goods under
the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 2011-2012 edition, International Air Transport Association
(IATA), 51st edition and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR. These batteries are not
subject to the dangerous goods regulations provided they meet the requirements contained in the following Special
Provisions; Special Provision A123 in the ICAO Technical Instructions and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
and Special Provision 130 of the DOT. These regulations require these batteries to be packed in such a way to
prevent short circuits or generation of a dangerous quantity of heat. In addition, the ICAO and IATA regulations
require the words “Not Restricted” and “Special Provision A123” be provided on the air waybill, when an air waybill
is issued. By ocean the International Maritime Organization (IMO), 2010 edition does not regulate these batteries.
First Aid
If you get electrolyte in your eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes without rubbing and immediately contact a
physician. If you get electrolyte on your skin wash the area immediately with soap and water. If irritation continues,
contact a physician. If a battery is ingested, call the National Capital Poison Center (NCPC) at 202-625-333
(Collect) or your local poison center immediately
General Recommendations
CAUTION: May explode or leak if short-circuited, inserted improperly, mixed with different battery types or disposed of
in fire. Do not open battery.
Fire Safety
In case of fire, use a smothering agent such as dry sand, dry ground dolomite or soda ash. If you use water, use
enough to smother the fire. Using an insufficient amount of water will only make the fire worse. Cooling the exterior of
the batteries will help prevent rupturing. Burning of these batteries will generate toxic fumes. Fire fighters should use
self-contained breathing apparatus
Notice: 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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