To help OEMs of portable medical and consumer electronic
devices remain compliant with new laws banning the use of mercury in button
cell batteries, the Renata Batteries division of The SWATCH Group (Switzerland)
has developed a comprehensive line of 0% mercury silver oxide batteries. These
batteries are used to power a wide range of devices, such as watches, medical
devices including insulin pumps, glucose meters, surgical tools, heart rate
monitors, computer battery back-up, RFID tags, keyless remotes, flashlights,
laser pointers, children's toys, and talking books.
"Renata, as one of the world's leading producers of
miniature batteries, has been in the forefront of the move to eliminate the use
of mercury in button cells," said Henry Kessler, president of Renata
Batteries North American Headquarters. "We now have the full range of 0%
mercury silver oxide batteries available, well in advance of the growing list
of North American regulations, ensuring that our customers have a fully
compliant mercury-free battery alternative available for all their new designs
and replacement battery requirements."