Battery safety and instructions


  • Make sure battery compartments are secure.
  • Use batteries of the correct size and type.
  • Fit batteries correctly observing the plus (+) and minus (-) marks on the battery and compartment.
  • Replace a whole set of batteries at one time.
  • Remove dead batteries from equipment and dispose of responsibly.
  • Remove batteries from appliance that will not be used again for a long time.
  • Remove rechargeable batteries from the product before recharging.
  • Please remember that small button cells and AAA batteries should be kept away from young children as they could be easily swallowed. Seek medical advice if you believe a cell has been swallowed.


  • Mix different types of batteries.
  • Mix old and new batteries.
  • Short circuit the supply terminals.
  • Dispose of batteries in a fire.
  • Attempt to recharge ordinary batteries. Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged.

Waste batteries, including rechargeable batteries, can be taken back to any Debenhams store, or other retailer operating an in-store take back recycling scheme free of charge. There is no obligation to purchase when returning old batteries. Battery collection boxes are available in store – please ask staff for the location when disposing of your batteries.

Alcohol Restrictions

It is an offence to sell or deliver alcohol to persons under the age of 18 years.

Candle Safety

Do not leave burning candles unattended. Do not move once lit. Take care not to blow molten wax when extinguishing the flame.

Keep out of reach of children and pets and away from combustible materials. Keep away from draughts and sources of heat (inc. TV’s and Hi-Fi’s). Place candles in a shallow heat resistant container, on a flat surface. Trim wick to avoid carbon build-up and smoky flame.

Knives Restriction

OFFENSIVE WEAPONS ACT 1996. Under this Act it is an offence to sell knives, knife blades, razors blades or axes to persons under the age of 18. In addition to these items, the sale of any other article which has a blade or item which is sharply pointed and which is made or adapted for use for causing injury to persons is prohibited. Accordingly, customers should not order these items for persons under 18.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Legislation (WEEE)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive came into force on 1st July 2007. This regulation was implemented to reduce the quantity of electronic waste being sent to landfill. Under this legislation old electrical items must not be disposed of with standard waste, but should be taken to a central collection point for recycling.

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment it will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.


As a member of the DTS scheme, Debenhams can no longer offer a take back scheme in our stores. Debenhams joined the Distributor Take-Back Scheme (DTS), which allows you to deposit your old electrical and electronic items at UK recycling sites – free of charge. All electrical items used in the home can be taken to participating sites to be recycled. You may also take the item(s) to your local authority Civic Amenity Site if this is more convenient. This applies to mains or battery powered items such as televisions, washing machines and smaller appliances including toasters, tools and toys powered by electricity.

Debenhams offers in store battery collection and we provide in store recycling for all customers to deposit their used portable batteries with no obligation to purchase new ones. Alternatively, you can also use the battery collection facilities at other retailers, supermarkets and at your local recycling site. As a responsible retailer we will recycle all used batteries that are returned to our stores.

More details on the recycling of electrical waste and batteries, including details of your nearest collection site, can be found at

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol, as seen below.


REACH is the European Union regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Please contact our customer service team for more information on ‘REACH’.

To get in touch with us about your “REACH” enquiry, please email us: and include the following information.

Your name
Home address
Product description
Item number
Barcode number
Product number

Alternatively, you can write us at the address below, please ensure the above information is also included and mark the letter as “REACH”

Department Stores Realisations Limited (in administration) t/a Debenhams
Bedford House,
Park Street,