Battery Disposal

The following information is intended for those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and who do not resell them in the form that they received them (end-user):

1. Free return of used batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of in your household garbage. You are legally obliged to return used batteries, in order to guarantee proper disposal. You can drop used batteries off at a communal collecting point or at a local retailer. As distributors, we are also obligated to accept used batteries. However, this only applies to the kinds of batteries that we sell new or have sold as new batteries. You can either return used batteries of this kind to us postage paid or drop them off free of charge at our distribution warehouse at the following address:

BIELMEIER Hausgeräte GmbH
Ringstraße 33
D-94267 Prackenbach
Germany

 

2. Meaning of battery symbols

Batteries are labelled with the symbol of a crossed out garbage bin (see below). This symbol points out that batteries must not be put in the household waste. On batteries that contain more than 0.0005 mass % quicksilver, more than 0.002 mass % cadmium or more than 0.004 mass % lead, the name of the harmful substance is indicated right below the garbage bin sign – "Cd" is cadmium, "Pb" is lead, and "Hg" indicates quicksilver.

 

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