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SULPHURIC ACID RECLASSIFIED
As of July 1, 2018 members of the general public are no longer allowed to purchase battery acid without a valid Explosives, Precursors and Poisons (EPP) license because sulphuric acid has been reclassified as a regulated substance and as such MUST NOT be sold to retail customers by law. As it is unlikely that a private individual will apply for an EPP license to purchase battery acid, specialist suppliers are only permitted to supply dry charged batteries by mail order without battery acid in them. Following supply of dry charged batteries the customer should make arrangements with their local workshop/supplier to fill it on their behalf with the correct battery acid (which should be 38 per cent by volume to avoid invalidating any warranty). Pre-filled wet charged batteries can continue to be supplied and do not require a license. Business to business transactions are unaffected although they must observe the new regulations.