Information About the Batteries Act in Germany

Since batteries and rechargeable batteries may be contained in our deliveries, we are obliged according to the German Batteries Act (Batteriegesetz/BattG) to inform you of the following:


Batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of in household waste; you are legally obliged to return used batteries and rechargeable batteries.


Used batteries may contain harmful substances that can damage the environment or your health if not stored or disposed of properly. However, batteries also contain raw materials such as iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled. You can either return the batteries to us after use or return them free of charge in close proximity (e.g. in stores or municipal collection points or in our dispatch warehouse). The return of batteries to retail outlets is limited to the usual quantities for end-users and to those spent batteries that the distributor carries or has carried as new batteries in its product range.

The sign with the crossed-out dustbin means that batteries and accumulators must not be disposed of in the household waste.

Below this sign, you will additionally find the following symbols with the meaning:
Pb: Battery contains lead
Cd: Battery contains cadmium
Hg: Battery contains mercury

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