Upcoming EU battery law could mean change-or-die time for disposables

Disposable e-cigarette products will be forced to change design or face being banned as new battery regulations are brought into the EU, experts predict.

Article 11 of a new EU battery regulation to be adopted by 2026 will require batteries to be easily removable from electronic devices. If end-users cannot easily remove batteries from a device, member states should ensure devices are designed so the batteries can be taken out by qualified professionals independent of the manufacturer.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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