Battery disposal

Note on disposal of used batteries

The following note is intended for people who use batteries or products with internal batteries and do not resell these products in the form they are delivered (end user):

1. Free return of used batteries

Do not dispose of batteries with normal household waste. You are legally required to return used batteries to ensure they can be disposed of correctly. You can return used batteries to a municipal collection point or local retailers. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obligated to accept used batteries, although our obligation to accept used batteries is limited to the type that we stock or have stocked as new batteries in our product range. You may therefore return the aforementioned types of used batteries to us with sufficient postage, or you can hand them in directly to our dispatch warehouse free of charge at the address stated below in the imprint.

2. Explanation of the battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out waste bin (see below). This symbol indicates that this product must not be thrown away with normal household waste. In the case of batteries containing more than 0.0005 weight percent mercury, more than 0.002 weight percent cadmium, or more than 0.004 weight percent lead, the chemical name of the substance used is displayed below the waste bin icon – where "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead, and "Hg" stands for mercury.