Instructions according to Section 18 Battery Act - BattG

In connection with the sale of batteries (e.g. from a source of electrical energy consisting of one or several non-rechargeable primary cells or from rechargeable secondary cells, such energy generated by direct conversion of chemical energy, cf. Section 2 Para. 2 BattG) or battery-operated devices, we are as distributors obliged according to Section 18 Battery Act to provide information on the relevant regulations and obligations:

You are obliged to dispose of old batteries by placing them in a collection separate from that for unsorted domestic waste. This means that you must return old batters to a communal collection point or to the local retail trade. Disposal through common domestic waste is prohibited and in violation of the Battery Act. You can return the batteries purchased from us without charge. Any questions and returns of batteris shall be addressed to:

KW automotive GmbH
Aspachweg 14
D-74427 Fichtenberg
Telefon: +49 (0) 7971 9630-180
Telefax: +49 (0) 7971 9630-191

Batteries containing any harmful substances are clearly marked with the symbol of a crossed-out waste bin. Furthermore, the chemical denomination of the corresponding harmful substances is stated below the crossed-out waste bin, for example (Pb) lead, (Cd) cadmium, (Hg) quicksilver. You can also again read this information in the papers accompanying the consignment, or in the user manual of the respective manufacturer. Further detailed notes on the Battery Ordinance can be obtained from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, for example at

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