Do not throw away the appliance with the normal household waste at the end of its life, but hand it in at an official collection point for recycling. By doing this, you help to preserve the environment. If you have any recycling questions, contact your local waste management office.
Removing the batteries
Please note that this process is NOT reversible. To remove the batteries yourself, you will need a flat- head (standard) screwdriver and a small towel. Basic safety precautions should be observed when following the procedure outlined below. Be sure to protect your eyes, hands, fingers and the surface on which you are working.
1 Deplete the battery of any charge by removing the handle from the charger, turning the Sonicare on and allowing it to run until it stops. Repeat this step until the Sonicare will no longer operate.
2 Insert a screwdriver into one of the slots located near the top portion of the handle, push the screwdriver blade into the handle as far as it will go, and twist the blade.The housing will begin to split.
3 Remove the screwdriver and repeat the above instruction using the other slot located on the opposite side of the handle.Twist the blade and the housing will continue to split.
4 Now, insert the screwdriver into the middle slot located on the top front part of the handle as shown and push the blade in as far as it will go.