Battery law

What do you do with old, empty batteries?

Empty batteries do not belong in household waste. Batteries are hazardous waste because they contain heavy metals. Old batteries must therefore be disposed of in a special way. We can help you if you are unsure.

Notes on battery disposal

In connection with the sale of batteries or the delivery of devices containing batteries, the seller is obliged to inform you of the following:
As an end user, you are legally obliged to return used batteries. After use, you can return batteries free of charge to the seller or to the designated collection points (e.g. municipal collection points or retailers). Alternatively, you can also send the batteries back to the seller by post.

What does this mean for me now?

There are often special containers for old batteries in stores. You can put the empty batteries in there. If you bought the batteries from us, or they were included with a toy from us, then send the batteries back to us. In any case, we will reimburse you for the postage for returning your old battery.

The symbols shown on the batteries have the following meaning:

Battery must not be thrown in the household waste

Garbage canPb = Battery contains more than 0.004 percent lead by weight
Cd = Battery contains more than 0.002 percent cadmium by weight
Hg = Battery contains more than 0.005 percent mercury by mass