Note on the disposal of used batteries

The following notice is aimed at those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form delivered to them (end users):

1. Free return of old batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries so that they can be disposed of correctly. You can hand in used batteries at a municipal collection point or at your local store. As a battery distributor, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, although 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 send used batteries of the type mentioned above back to us with sufficient postage or hand them in free of charge directly to our shipping warehouse at the address given in the legal notice.

2. Meaning of 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 name of the pollutant used is located under the garbage can symbol - where "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb " stands for lead and "Hg" for mercury.


3.Vehicle batteries

When selling vehicle batteries (these are batteries that are intended for the starter, lighting or ignition of vehicles) the following special features apply: In accordance with Section 10 BattG, the seller is obliged to pay end users a deposit of €7 per vehicle battery .50 euros including sales tax if the end user does not return the used vehicle battery to the seller at the time of purchasing the new vehicle battery. When purchasing a vehicle battery, the customer receives a deposit voucher. The customer can return the old vehicle battery to the seller to reimburse the deposit. Due to the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, shipping 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 used vehicle battery is not returned to the seller who collects the deposit, the person authorized to record in accordance with Section 11 Paragraph 3 of the BattG who takes back the used vehicle battery is obliged, upon request, to confirm the return to the end user in writing or electronically without refunding the deposit. In this case, the customer will receive the deposit refunded by the seller, provided that he presents the seller with written or electronic proof of return in accordance with Section 10 Paragraph 1 Sentence 4 BattG, which is not older than two weeks at the time of presentation