Note on disposal of used batteries

The following notice is intended for those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and do not resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):

1. take-back of used batteries free of charge

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be guaranteed. You can dispose of used batteries at a local 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 in our range as new batteries. Therefore, you can either return used batteries of the above-mentioned type to us with sufficient postage or return them free of charge directly to our shipping warehouse at the address stated in the imprint.

2 Meaning of the battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005 percent mercury, more than 0.002 percent cadmium or more than 0.004 percent lead by weight, the chemical name of the pollutant used is located under the waste bin symbol - where "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead, and "Hg" for mercury.

 

3.vehicle batteries

When selling vehicle batteries (batteries intended for the starter, lighting or ignition of vehicles), the following special features apply: According to § 10 BattG, the seller is obliged to charge a deposit of € 7.50 including VAT to end users for each vehicle battery if the end user does not return a used vehicle battery to the seller at the time of purchase of the new vehicle battery. The customer receives a deposit voucher when purchasing a vehicle battery. The customer can return the old vehicle battery to the seller to refund the deposit. Due to the Ordinance on Hazardous Goods, shipment of the old vehicle battery to the seller is not permitted. Alternatively, the customer can return the old vehicle battery to a collection point set up by the public waste disposal authority. If the old vehicle battery is not returned to the seller charging a deposit, the person entitled to register under § 11 Abs. 3, BattG who takes back the old vehicle battery is obliged, on request, to confirm the return to the end user in writing or electronically without a deposit refund. In this case, the customer will be reimbursed by the seller for the deposit, provided that he presents the seller with a written or electronic proof of return in accordance with § 10 Abs. 1 S. 4 BattG, which is not older than two weeks at the time of submission.