Battery Ordinance

Battery Ordinance

Note on the disposal of used batteries
 
The following note is intended for those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and do not resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):
 
1. Free return of old batteries Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries so that professional disposal can be guaranteed. You can deliver used batteries at a municipal collection point or in the local trade. We are also obliged as a distributor of batteries for the return of waste batteries, with our obligation to take back to old batteries of the kind that we have as new batteries in our range or have led. Old batteries of the aforementioned kind can either be returned to us with sufficient prepaid postage or delivered directly to our dispatch warehouse at the following address free of charge:
Kai Höfling
Höhenweg 136 A
45529 Hattingen
Deutschland
 
2. Meaning of the battery symbols Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out wheelie bin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries should not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005% by mass of mercury, more than 0.002% by mass of cadmium or more than 0.004% by mass of lead, below the garbage can symbol is the chemical name of the particular pollutant used - where "cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb "stands for lead, and" Hg "for mercury."