The following information is intended for those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form in which they were delivered to them (end users):
1. free take-back of used batteries
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obligated to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be ensured. You can return used batteries to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, although our take-back obligation is limited to used batteries of the type that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries. Used batteries of the aforementioned type can therefore either be returned to us with sufficient postage or handed in free of charge directly to our dispatch warehouse at the address given in the imprint.
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 in household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005% mercury by mass, more than 0.002% cadmium by mass or more than 0.004% lead by mass, the chemical name of the pollutant used is shown below the dustbin symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" for lead and "Hg" for mercury.