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.