Since our packages may contain batteries and rechargeable batteries, we are required by the Battery Act (BattG) to inform you of the following: Batteries and rechargeable batteries may not be disposed of in household waste, but 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 important 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 your local area (e.g. in shops or municipal collection points). The return of batteries to sales points is limited for end consumers to the usual quantities and to such batteries that the distributor carries or has carried in his product range as new batteries.
The sign with the crossed-out garbage can means that you must not dispose of batteries and rechargeable batteries in the household garbage. Below this sign you’ll find further symbols with the following meanings:
Pb: Battery contains lead
Cd: Battery contains cadmium
Hg: Battery contains mercury