Our obligation to provide information in accordance with the Battery Act
Note on the disposal of old batteries
The following note is aimed at those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):
1. Free return of used batteries
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries so that proper disposal can be guaranteed. You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or at a local retailer. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, whereby our take-back obligation is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our range. You can therefore either return old batteries of the aforementioned type to us with sufficient postage or return them free of charge to our dispatch warehouse at the address given in the legal notice.
2. Meaning of the battery symbols
Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed out garbage can (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury, more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004 percent by mass of lead, the chemical designation of the pollutant used is under the garbage can symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb "stands for lead, and" Hg "for mercury.
Losses containing pollutants are possible with a sign consisting of a crossed-out garbage can and the chemical symbol (Cd, Hg or Pb) of the heavy metal that is decisive for the classification as a pollutant:
- „Cd" stands for Cadmium.
- „Hg" stands for mercury.
- „Pb" stands for lead.