battery disposal law

The following notice is addressed to those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and no longer resell them in the form in which they were delivered to them (end users):

1. free take-back of spent batteries

Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be ensured. You can return used batteries to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obligated to take back used batteries, whereby our obligation to take back used batteries is limited to the type that we carry or have carried as new batteries in our product range. Used batteries of the aforementioned type can therefore either be returned to us with sufficient postage or handed in directly to our dispatch warehouse at the following address free of charge:

XP-Sport GmbH
Philipsstrasse 2
52068 Aachen

2. meaning of the battery symbols

Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out waste bin (see below). This symbol indicates that batteries should not be disposed of with other household waste. For batteries containing more than 0.0005 percent mercury by mass, more than 0.002 percent cadmium by mass, or more than 0.004 percent lead by mass, the chemical name of each pollutant used is located below the trash can symbol – where “Cd” stands for cadmium, “Pb” stands for lead, and “Hg” stands for mercury.”