CA Pub Res Code Section 15010


“Rechargeable battery” means any dry cell battery containing an electrode composed of cadmium or lead, or any combination thereof, of any shape that is designed for reuse, and is capable of being recharged after repeated uses.


“Rechargeable battery” does not include either of the following:


Any dry cell battery that is used as the principal power source for transportation, including, but not limited to, automobiles, motorcycles, or boats.


Any battery that is used only as a backup power source for memory or program instruction storage, timekeeping, or any similar purpose that requires uninterrupted electrical power in order to function if the primary energy supply fails or fluctuates momentarily.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 15010’s source at ca​.gov