Member States shall ensure that manufacturers design appliances in such
a way that spent batteries and accumulators can be readily removed.
Appliances into which batteries and accumulators are incorporated shall
be accompanied by instructions showing how they can be removed safely
Where appropriate, end-user to be informed of the type of the
incorporated batteries and accumulators.
These provisions shall not apply where, for safety, performance, medical
or data integrity reasons, continuity of power supply is necessary and
requires a permanent connection between the appliance and the battery or
On the 1st July 2007 it will just cover TVs, refrigerators,
air conditioners, laundry machines, personal computers, audio devices,
cellular phones, printers, copy machines, fax machines.
Eventually it will cover the same scope as the EU RoHS and ELV
(End-of-life Vehicles) directives.
Thresholds and exemptions are not yet known but the Korean Ministry of
Environment (MoE), which is responsible for implementation, has
indicated that it intends to harmonize requirements with the
pre-existing EU requirements