German battery law

1. Instruction according to § 18 battery law (BattG)

Obligation to provide information in accordance with the Battery Act (BattG)

Batteries are included in the delivery of some appliances. Batteries or rechargeable batteries may also be permanently installed in the devices themselves. In connection with the sale of these batteries or rechargeable batteries, Rössle AG as a dealer is obliged under § 18 of the Battery Act (BattG) to inform its customers of the following:

Please ensure that your old batteries/rechargeable batteries are disposed of at a municipal collection point or at your local retailer, as required by law. Disposing of batteries in the regular household waste is prohibited and violates the battery law. The collection is free of charge for you. You are also welcome to return batteries/battery packs purchased from Rössle AG to Rössle AG free of charge after use. Batteries/rechargeable batteries must always be returned to us with sufficient postage. Returns of batteries/accumulators are to be sent to: Rössle AG, Johann-Georg-Fendt-Straße 50, 87616 Marktoberdorf, Germany.

Batteries and rechargeable batteries containing harmful substances are clearly marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin. Furthermore, below the symbol of the crossed-out dustbin is the chemical name of the corresponding pollutant. Examples are: lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg).

You can also read this information again in the documents accompanying the delivery of the goods or in the operating instructions of the respective manufacturer.

Further detailed information on the Battery Ordinance is available from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (


2. Information on collecting used oil

Rössle AG takes back used oil in the maximum quantity purchased from Rössle AG. The purchaser undertakes to ensure that the used oil and the emptied containers are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Any return shipment of the used oil must be made as "hazardous goods". The goods must be marked as such and sent to us free of charge. The sender's address on the invoice is the delivery address.


3. Information on the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (Act on the Placing on the Market, the Taking Back and the Environmentally Compatible Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Since 13.11.2005, manufacturers have had to take back old electrical and electronic equipment that has been placed on the market free of charge. Manufacturers must mark their electrical and electronic equipment put on the market after 23.11.2005 with a symbol (crossed-out wheeled bin). As a dealer, Rössle AG is hereby legally obliged to inform you that such old appliances are not to be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste, but are to be collected separately and disposed of via the local collection and return systems. In accordance with the "ElektroG" of 23.03.2005, from 25.11.2005 Rössle AG will only sell electrical and electronic equipment from manufacturers who have registered accordingly with the competent authority and can provide evidence of an insolvency-proof guarantee for the financing of the return and disposal of their electrical equipment.


4. Information on biocidal products

Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use!