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Battery law

Notes on the disposal of batteries

We are obliged to refer our customers to the following in connection with the selling of batteries and delivery of devices containing batteries:

You as an end user are obliged by law to return spent batteries. You can return spent batteries we offer or have offered as new batteries in our product range in our premises free of charge. The signs shown on the batteries have the following meanings:

The sign with the crossed out waist container means that you are not allowed to dispose of the battery in normal household waste.

Pb: Battery contains more than 0.004 per cent of lead by weight;

Cd: Battery contains more than 0.002 per cent of cadmium by weight;

Hg: Battery contains more than 0.0005 per cent of mercury by weight.

Special provisions for the sale of starter batteries

If you are a final consumer, we are, in connection with the selling of automotive batteries, obliged pursuant to Art. 10 BattG (German Battery Act) to charge a deposit at the amount of EUR 7.50 including VAT for each automotive battery, provided you do not return a waste automotive battery at the time of purchase of a new automotive battery. The deposit is not included in the purchase price and is shown on the article together with the final price. 

If you return a waste automotive battery to us which we offer or have offered as a new battery in our product range pursuant to Art. 9 BattG, we are obliged, in accordance with statutory regulations, to take it back free of charge and refund the deposit amount.

If we have issued a coupon pursuant to Art. 10 (1) sentence 3 BattG, a refund of the deposit paid out to you at returning the waste automotive battery requires the return of the coupon. 

The place of return is the address specified in the imprint. 

A return of the waste battery by mail is not permitted under the German Regulations for the Conveyance of Hazardous Goods (Gefahrgutverordnung). 

Waste automotive batteries may, alternatively, be returned to (municipal) waste and recycling centres free of charge. The public waste and recycling centres do not refund any deposit charged by us. You can, however, obtain a confirmation of the return of a waste automotive battery on our original invoice (coupon) from such centres. We will then refund the battery deposit to you upon presentation of the confirmed coupon.