Should I Recycle My Warranty Replacements?

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I received the warranty replacement battery for my snow blower.  Do I just toss the defective one to any recycling centers or have to return it?
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CL

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Was size is it? Where are you located?
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Adrian Ramirez

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If you live near me, I'll take it off your hands. I'm in Colorado.

It's probably not worth it for Ego to take it back, I bet the hazardous shipping costs as much as it does for them to manufacture a new one.
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Hey CL, I would pay the shipping cost to 13669 if it's not terribly expensive. It can be labeled "snow blower parts" :-)

Which battery is it?
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In another thread, a customer reported that Ego CS told him/her to drop at Home Depot for recycling.
If you can get it into the hands of someone who can take it apart and use it, that will be good for "group learning".  Just be sure to tell the Shipping Company (USPS, FedEx, UPS) that it is Lithium Ion batteries, and that it absolutely cannot be shipped by Air, and that it has to be labeled appropriately.

You, as the shipper, are responsible for ensuring that the package is labeled correctly.  With the recent negative attention with cell phones catching on fire and bring planes down, you definitely do not want to play the ignorant card.  Any doubts, recycle it at the Home Depot.
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There is a phone number on the battery itself that, when called, provides a list of the nearest recycling centers.