Battery Law Notices
Notes on battery disposal
In connection with the sale of batteries or with the delivery of devices that contain batteries, we are obliged to inform you of the following:
As the end user, you are legally obliged to return used batteries. You can return old batteries that we have or have carried in our range as new batteries free of charge to our dispatch warehouse (dispatch address). The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meanings:
The symbol of the crossed out garbage can means that the battery must not be thrown into the household waste.
Pb = battery contains more than 0.004 mass percent lead
Cd = battery contains more than 0.002 percent by mass of cadmium
Hg = battery contains more than 0.0005 percent by mass of mercury.
Special features when selling starter batteries
In connection with the sale of vehicle batteries, if you are end users according to Section 10 BattG, we are obliged to charge a deposit of EUR 7.50 per vehicle battery including sales tax if you do not return an old vehicle battery at the time of purchasing a new vehicle battery . The deposit is not included in the purchase price and is shown next to the final price on the item.
If you return an old vehicle battery to us that we carry or have carried in our range as a new battery in accordance with Section 9 BattG, we are obliged within the framework of the statutory provisions to take it back free of charge and to reimburse the deposit.
Insofar as we have issued a deposit token in accordance with Section 10, Paragraph 1, Clause 3 of the BattG, the reimbursement of the deposit upon return of the old vehicle battery depends on the return of the deposit token.
Drop off location is listed in the Contacts address.
A return of the old battery by post is not permitted due to the dangerous goods ordinance.
As an alternative, old vehicle batteries can also be handed in free of charge to waste and recycling centers. The deposit collected by us is used by the public - legal recyclables and Recycling yards non-refundable. However, there you have the option of having the return of the old vehicle battery confirmed on the deposit sticker. You will receive the battery deposit back from us on presentation of the acknowledged deposit token.
Please note the above instructions.