1. Note according to battery law
In connection with the sale of batteries and rechargeable batteries, we as a dealer are obliged under the Battery Act to inform our customers of the following:
1.1 Free return of used batteries:
You are legally obliged to return old batteries and accumulators after use. You can return the old rechargeable batteries and batteries to a municipal collection point or to a local retailer. Please note that you may not dispose of batteries and rechargeable batteries in household waste. This is indicated by the graphic of a crossed-out garbage can on the batteries and rechargeable batteries.
Because the improper disposal of batteries and rechargeable batteries can have harmful effects on the environment and human health due to the substances contained in the batteries. For this reason, the separate collection and recycling of used batteries is of particular importance for the environment and health.
1.2 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 with household waste. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury, more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004 percent by mass of lead, the chemical name of the pollutant used is located under the garbage can symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead, and "Hg" for mercury.
2. Note according to the ElektroG
Since we send electrical devices in our shipments, we must inform you of the following information in accordance with the ElektroG. Please note these important instructions in the interest of environmentally friendly disposal of old devices and for your own safety.
2.1 Notes on the disposal of (old) electrical equipment and the meaning of the symbol in Annex 3 to the ElektroG:
Owners of old equipment must collect them separately from unsorted municipal waste. Waste electrical and electronic equipment must therefore not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste and, in particular, does not belong in household waste. Rather, these old devices should be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems.
Owners of old devices must also separate old batteries and accumulators that are not enclosed by the old device from it before handing them in at a collection point. The latter does not apply if the old devices are separated from other old devices in accordance with § 14 paragraph 5 sentences 2 and 3 ElektroG as part of the opting by the public waste management authorities for the purpose of preparing them for reuse in order to prepare them for reuse.
Owners can use the symbol in Annex 3 to the ElektroG to identify old devices that are to be collected separately from unsorted municipal waste at the end of their service life. The symbol for the separate collection of electrical and electronic equipment represents a crossed-out wheeled bin and is designed as follows:
2.2 Notes on the possibility of returning old devices:
Owners of old devices from private households can also return the old devices to the collection points of the public waste disposal authorities or to those of manufacturers or distributors in the sense of the ElektroG. You can find an online directory of the collection and return points here: https ://www.ear-system.de/ear-verzeichnis/sammlung-und-ruecknahmestellen.jsf.