> The handling of portable and rechargeable batteries is regulated by EU and international law. Because batteries contain heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium) that can lead to serious environmental and health problems, they should be collected separately and recycled.
If a battery is marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin, this means that it must not be disposed of with normal household rubbish. The chemical terms Cd, Hg and Pb indicate whether the battery contains cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb). As a consumer, you are required by law to separate these batteries from other household waste and return them for recycling at designated locations. You can find designated places in several places around the community, e.g. at environmental stations, at electronics retailers and in grocery stores.
The cost of handling battery recycling is included in the price when you purchase a battery-powered Nintendo product.