Information according to the Battery and Electrical Act

Notes on the disposal of batteries

In connection with the sale of batteries or the supply of equipment containing batteries, we are obliged to inform you of the following:

Used batteries may contain harmful substances that can damage the environment or your health if not stored or disposed of properly. As an end user, you are legally obligated to return used batteries. Used batteries that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our product range can be returned to us for disposal or can be returned free of charge in the immediate vicinity (e.g. to retailers or municipal collection points).

The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:

The symbol of the crossed-out garbage can means that the battery must not be placed in the household garbage.

Pb = Battery contains more than 0.004 mass percent lead.
Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 mass percent cadmium.
Hg = Battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury by mass.

Please note the above instructions.

Electrical Act

Information on electrical and electronic equipment:
The following information is intended for private households that use electrical and/or electronic equipment. Please observe these important instructions in the interest of environmentally sound disposal of old equipment as well as your own safety.

1. instructions for the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment:
Owners of waste equipment must also separate waste batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed in the waste equipment from the latter before handing them in at a collection point. The latter shall not apply insofar as the WEEE is separated from other WEEE in accordance with Section 14 (5) sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG within the framework of opting by the public waste management authorities for the purpose of preparing it for reuse. By means of the symbol according to Annex 3 to the ElektroG, owners can recognize old appliances that are to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste. The symbol for separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled garbage can.

2. information on the possibilities of returning old equipment:
Owners of old appliances can hand them in within the framework of the possibilities for the return or collection of old appliances set up and available by public waste management authorities, so that the proper disposal of old appliances is ensured. If necessary, it is also possible to hand in electrical and electronic equipment there for the purpose of reusing the equipment. For more information, please contact the respective collection or take-back point. HERE (external link) you have the possibility to view an online directory of collection and return points.

3. protection of personal data:
Electronic devices to be disposed of may contain sensitive personal data that must not fall into the hands of third parties. We expressly point out that end users of old devices must take responsibility for deleting personal data from the old devices to be disposed of. Information on the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and the meaning of the symbol in accordance with Annex 3 to the ElektroG: Owners of old appliances must dispose of them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Electrical appliances must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, does not belong in household waste. Instead, these old devices must be collected separately and disposed of, for example, via the local collection and return systems.