The following information is intended for 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 used batteries (only within Germany)
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. In Germany, you are legally obliged to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be ensured. You can return used batteries free of charge to a municipal collection point or to your local retailer. As a distributor of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, although our obligation to take back used batteries is limited to those that we carry or have carried in our range as new batteries. You can therefore either return used batteries of the aforementioned type to us with sufficient postage or hand them in directly to our dispatch warehouse at the following address free of charge:
SIP Scootershop GmbH, Marie-Curie-Str. 4, 86899 Landsberg, Germany.
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 must not be disposed of in household waste. Batteries containing more than 0.0005% mercury by mass, more than 0.002% cadmium by mass or more than 0.004% lead by mass are marked with the chemical name of the pollutant below the dustbin symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" for lead and "Hg" for mercury.
3. Vehicle batteries / Starter batteries
The following special regulations apply to the sale of vehicle batteries (these are batteries intended for the starter, lighting or ignition of vehicles) within Germany: Pursuant to § 10 BattG, the seller is obliged to charge end users a deposit of 7.50 Euros including VAT per vehicle battery if the end user does not return an old vehicle battery to the seller at the time of purchase of the new vehicle battery. The Customer shall receive a deposit voucher at the time of purchase of a Vehicle Battery. The customer may return the old vehicle battery to the seller for reimbursement of the deposit collected. Due to the Dangerous Goods Ordinance, shipping the old vehicle battery to the seller is not permitted. Alternatively, the Customer may return the old vehicle battery to a collection point set up by the public waste disposal authority. If the old vehicle battery is not returned to the seller collecting the deposit, the person authorised to collect the old vehicle battery in accordance with § 11 Paragraph 3 of the BattG is obliged, upon request, to confirm in writing or electronically to the end user that the old vehicle battery has been taken back without deposit reimbursement. In this case, the Customer shall be reimbursed by the Seller for the deposit charged, provided that the Customer submits to the Seller a written or electronic proof of return in accordance with § 10 Para. 1 Sentence 4 BattG, which is not older than two weeks at the time of submission.
Note in accordance with the Waste Oil Ordinance (AltÖlV) - only within Germany
According to the Waste Oil Ordinance, we are obliged to take back the following used oils free of charge:
-- combustion engine oils -- transmission oils -- oil filters and oil-containing waste regularly produced during oil changes. You can return the used oil to us in the quantity corresponding to the quantity purchased from us.
The place of return is our company headquarters:
SIP Scootershop GmbH, Marie-Curie-Str. 4, 86899 Landsberg am Lech.
You can return the oil there at any time during our opening hours. Alternatively, you can send us the used oil; the shipping costs are to be borne by the buyer. Please note that special transport conditions may apply to used oil.
In the case of commercial customers, we would like to point out that we may use third parties to fulfil our acceptance obligations.