Electronic Equipment Act
Information on battery disposal (destruction)
The instruction below relates the handling of goods by end-users when these goods are made of batteries or if these goods contain batteries.
Free return of used batteries:
Batteries must not be disposed of in household waste. They are legally obliged to return used batteries in order to ensure proper disposal. You can hand over used batteries at a municipal collection point or at local retailers. As a distributor of batteries, the SELLER is obliged to take back used batteries, and its obligation to take back batteries of the kind which it offers and sells or has offered and distributed as new batteries. You can send waste batteries of the aforementioned kind to the SELLER in sufficient franked mail or hand them over directly at the registered office of the SELLER free of charge.
Meaning of the battery symbols:
Batteries display the crossed-out wheeled bin logo. They cannot be disposed of as domestic waste. Batteries that contain more than 0,0005 percent mercury by weight, more than 0,002 percent Cadmium by weight or more than 0,004 percent Lead by weight, are to be disposed in the bins marked with the abbreviation of the chemical term („Cd“ for Cadmium, „Hg“ for Mercury and „Pb“ for Lead):
Environmentally sound disposal of WASTE electrical equipment
According to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG), we are obligated to withdraw old electrical goods supplied by us and to ensure their reuse or proper disposal. We are obliged to point out the following to you:
Electrical waste or batteries that display the crossed-out wheeled bin logo cannot be disposed of as domestic waste.
Old electrical equipment usually contains hazardous substances. These substances can have significant impacts on health and environment. As a consumer, you are legally obliged to return old electrical equipment to an authorised collection point. This ensures that the old electrical equipment is being disposed professionally and prevents harmful effects on the environment. It is free of charge and ensures environmentally friendly recycling.
We are registered with the German registry Stiftung Elektro-Altgeräte Register ("EAR Foundation") with the following number: WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 39424006.