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Notes on environmental protection

Disposal of batteries

For customers in EU countries

Kramer Umweltschutz EntsorgungKramer environmental protection, disposalSome of our devices contain one or more batteries or rechargeable batteries (hereafter referred to as "batteries"). These batteries are subject to the European Directive 2006/66/EC on (waste) batteries, as well as the corresponding national legislation. The Battery Directive outlines the procedure for handling batteries across the EU.
The batteries are labelled with the symbol of a crossed out dustbin shown here. Below this symbol is a list of all the harmful substances it contains, namely "Pb" for lead, "Cd" for cadmium and "Hg" for mercury. Batteries may not be disposed of with normal household waste. As the end user, only dispose of waste batteries via the manufacturer, the dealer or special collection points for this purpose (legal obligation to return), which is free of charge. Dealers and manufacturers are obliged to accept the return of the batteries and to use them properly or to dispose of them as hazardous waste (legal obligation to accept). You can also return any used batteries you obtained from us free of charge. If you do not return the batteries to one of our branches personally, make sure you have paid sufficient postage for its return. Please also note any information in the sales contract and the general terms and conditions from the point of sales.
The proper disposal of the battery prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled.

For customers in non-EU countries

Some of our devices contain one or more batteries or rechargeable batteries (hereafter referred to as "batteries"). The proper disposal of the batteries prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled. Therefore, we recommend that the batteries are disposed of in a separate, environmentally-friendly waste collection and not with normal household waste. In some cases, national legislation stipulates the separate disposal of batteries. Please ensure you dispose of the batteries in accordance with the valid regulations in your country.

Disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment

For customers in EU countries

Kramer environmental protection, disposalSome of our devices are subject to the European Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and the corresponding national legislation. The WEEE Directive outlines the procedure for handling electrical waste equipment across the EU.
These devices are labelled with the symbol of a crossed out dustbin shown here. This means you may not dispose of them with normal household waste but in a separate environmentally-friendly waste collection. These devices are professional electrical tools designed for commercial applications only (B2B devices according to the WEEE Directive). Contrary to equipment used in most private households (B2C devices), in some EU countries such as Germany, these devices may not be disposed of at a collection point in a public disposal facility (for example at public waste depots). In case of doubt, ask the sales outlet about the proper disposal procedure for B2B electrical equipment in your country and ensure you dispose of the device in accordance with the valid legal guidelines. Please also note any information in the sales contract and the general terms and conditions from the point of sales.
The proper disposal of these devices prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled.

For customers in non-EU countries

The proper disposal of electrical devices prevents the occurrence of any negative effects on people or the environment, follows the specific procedures for handling harmful substances and enables valuable raw materials to be recycled. Therefore, we recommend that electrical devices are disposed of in a separate, environmentally-friendly waste collection and not with normal household waste. In some cases, national legislation also stipulates the separate disposal of electric and electronic products. Please ensure you dispose of electrical devices in accordance with the valid regulations in your country.