battery law

Since our shipments may contain batteries and accumulators, we are obliged under the Battery Act (BattG) to inform you of the following:

Batteries and accumulators must not be disposed of with household waste, but you are legally obliged to return used batteries and accumulators. Old batteries can contain harmful substances that can damage the environment or your health if not stored or disposed of properly. Batteries also contain important raw materials such as e.g. B. iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled. You can either send the batteries back to us after use or return them free of charge in the immediate vicinity (e.g. in stores or in municipal collection points or in our dispatch warehouse). The sale in sales outlets is limited to end users for the usual quantities and those old batteries that the distributor has or has had in its range as new batteries.

The sign with the crossed-out garbage can means that you must not dispose of batteries and rechargeable batteries in household waste. Under this character you will also find the following symbols with the following meaning:

  • - Pb: battery contains lead
  • - Cd: Battery contains cadmium
  • - Hg: Battery contains mercury