New Law for sales of battery acid may impact online trade for motorcycle battery retailers

New Law for sales of battery acid may impact online trade for motorcycle battery retailers


Trade for motorcycle battery retailers will be impacted by the new law for battery acid

The Home Office has issued guidance and new law for home users of poisons and explosive precursors. More details can be found here. One of the substances that will become regulated from 1st July 2018, being sulphuric acid which is the electrolyte commonly used in lead based automotive batteries.

The guidance states ''A member of the public must provide a valid EPP licence and associated photo ID if they wish to buy or receive any of the regulated substances above the specified concentration limit.'' Battery acid falling into this category. 

Large amounts of motorcycle batteries with separate battery packs are now sold online through various web retailers like County Battery Services. Online retailers will not be legally allowed to sell these acid packs with batteries to the general public. There is a maximum 2 year prison sentence if online retailers fail to abide by law. However, batteries can still be supplied, if pre-filled and charged, or sold from a business to another business. If you need any help or advice on the subject please call County Battery Services +44 (0)1623 757377.