Sanctions for Batteries and Accumulators Producers
Under Legislative Decree No. 188/08, the Producer who:
- put on the market batteries or accumulators without the symbol referred to in the Article 23, para 1 and 3, or put on the market, after the 26th September 2009, portable and vehicle batteries or accumulators without the information about their power (Article 23, para 5) is subject to an administrative fine ranging from € 50 to € 1,000 per unit of batteries or accumulators placed on the market. The same administrative sanction is applicable if the symbol or the information don’t comply with the requirements established by the same para;
- without having registered with the Chamber of Commerce pursuant to Article 14, para 2, places on the market batteries and accumulators, is subject to an administrative fine ranging from € 30,000 to € 100,000;
- within the period laid down in Article 14, para 2, does not sign up for the National Register, or does not communicate the information contained therein, or communicates them incomplete or inaccurate, is subject to an administrative fine ranging from € 2,000 to € 20,000. The same sanction is applied to the producer who does not provide the information referred to in Article 15, paragraph 3, or supplies it in an incomplete or inaccurate manner.
Without prejudice to the exceptions referred to in Article 3, paragraph 3, anyone, after the entry into force of this decree, places on the market batteries and accumulators containing the substances referred to in Article 3, paragraph 1, is punished with the sanction administrative money from € 100 to € 2,000 for each battery or accumulator placed on the market.
The manufacturer of appliances in which batteries or accumulators are incorporated that does not provide the instructions referred to in article 9, paragraph 1, is punished with a pecuniary administrative sanction from € 2,000 to € 5,000.