BATTERY DATA. Continued
Disposal. Most lithium batteries produced after January 1989 have a built-in Complete Discharge
Device (CDD). Batteries with a CDD can be identified by an attention label over the switch and a card
packed with each battery. This card provides instructions for discharging the battery with the CDD.
If a lithium battery is damaged, malfunctions, or shows signs of overheating (i.e. too hot to hold
during discharge, melted plastic case or a vented cell) you CAN NOT ensure that it will properly
discharge. DO NOT attempt to discharge and turn in as REACTIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE.
DO NOT pack batteries in a box, barrel, or drum during discharge. Batteries should be
temporarily stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated area. Batteries should have at least 2 inches
clearence. Batteries should be stored for no less than 5 days and no more than 90 days after
DO NOT package batteries until they are cool to the touch.
Lithium batteries without a built-in Complete Discharge Device (CDD), MUST BE disposed as
REACTIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE.
Completely discharged lithium are NON-REACTIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE under Ferderal
Regulations and they may be disposed of as NON-HAZARDOUS SOLID WASTE IAW STATE
and Local Laws. Coordination with your local IEO is required prior to disposal.
Lithium battery will generate heat during discharge.
If a new battery fails to operate your equipment, DO NOT attempt to discharge the battery with the
CDD. Dispose of as HAZARDOUS WASTE.
If the battery has a CDD, the CDD MUST be activated prior to disposal.
For additional information regarding battery disposal, refer to TB 43-0134, Battery Disposition