Peli Products has upgraded their rechargeable torches from Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) to Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) in order to comply with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
Peli Products also complies with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which requires all electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market after 13th August 2005 to have a WEEE marking. Therefore you will find this image on all pertinent packaging and instruction sheets developed by Peli Products:
Information on the disposal of used batteries
The following notice is aimed at those who use batteries or products with built-in batteries and who no longer resell them in the form supplied to them (end users):
1. Free return of used batteries
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return old batteries so that proper disposal can be guaranteed. You can dispose of used batteries at a municipal collection point or in local stores. As distributors of batteries, we are also obliged to take back used batteries, whereby our return obligation is limited to used batteries of the type that we have or have had as new batteries in our range. You can therefore either send old batteries of the aforementioned type back to us with sufficient postage or return them free of charge to our dispatch warehouse at the address given in the imprint.
2. Meaning of the battery symbols
Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed out garbage can (see above). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. Batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent mercury, more than 0.002 percent cadmium or more than 0.004 percent lead contain the chemical name of the pollutant used under the garbage can symbol - "Cd" stands for cadmium, "Pb" stands for lead, and "Hg" for mercury.