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Information according to the battery law

Notice according to the Battery Act

 

We would like to point out that our consignments may contain batteries and rechargeable batteries, which obliges us to declare the following in accordance with the Battery Act (BattG):

Batteries and rechargeable batteries should not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries and rechargeable batteries. Used batteries may contain harmful substances that could damage the environment or your health if stored or disposed of improperly. However, batteries also contain important raw materials such as iron, zinc, manganese or nickel and can be recycled. After use, you can either return the batteries to us or dispose of them free of charge in the immediate vicinity, for example at retail outlets, municipal collection centres or our dispatch warehouse. Returns to sales outlets are limited to the usual quantities for end users and to used batteries that the retailer stocks or has stocked as new products in its range.

 

The symbol with the crossed-out wheelie bin indicates that batteries and rechargeable batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. Below this you will find other symbols with the following meanings:

Pb: Battery contains lead
Cd: Battery contains cadmium
Hg: Battery contains mercury

These labels help you to recognise the type of materials contained and show that proper disposal is important to protect the environment and health.

According to the Battery Act, various provisions must be observed that regulate both labelling obligations (Section 17 (3)) and marketing bans (Section 3) for batteries that exceed certain maximum limits for the metals they contain. In addition to the obligations for manufacturers regarding notifications, information and labelling - including importers - and the obligation to provide a common take-back system (www.grsbatterien.de) if the manufacturer does not have its own take-back system, there are also obligations for battery dealers. According to Section 9 (1) BattG, all sellers must take back waste batteries from the end user free of charge at or in the immediate vicinity of the point of sale.