The delivery dates stated by us are not binding unless they have been expressly confirmed by us in writing as a binding delivery date. Over- or under-deliveries of 3% are possible due to production and must be accepted and are not considered defects. The Seller shall not be liable for the impossibility of delivery or for delays in delivery insofar as these are caused by force majeure or other events not foreseeable at the time of conclusion of the contract, such as operational disruptions of any kind, difficulties in procuring materials or energy, transport delays, strikes, lawful lockouts, lack of manpower, energy or raw materials, difficulties in obtaining the necessary official permits, official measures or the failure to deliver, incorrect delivery or late delivery by suppliers for which the Seller is not responsible. These unforeseeable events entitle us to deliver accordingly later or to withdraw from the contract in whole or in part without the buyer being entitled to claim damages. This shall also apply if the aforementioned events occur at a time when we are in default. In the event of a delay in delivery which is unreasonable for the purchaser, the latter shall also be entitled to withdraw from the contract to the exclusion of claims for damages. If there is a delay in delivery or performance, the purchaser is entitled to withdraw from the contract after expiry of a reasonable period of grace of at least 4 weeks to be granted to us.Withdrawalmust in any case be made by means of a written declaration. If the excess is limited to one part of the delivery or service, the right of rescission shall also be limited to the affected part, if such limitation of the right of rescission does not affect the rest of the contract in an objective assessment. Any liability for damages existing in the event of default shall be limited to a default compensation for each completed working week of the delay of 0.5% up to a maximum total of 5% of the value of the affected (partial) delivery or service. We shall be entitled to make partial deliveries and, with corresponding prior information, also to make premature deliveries. All goods dispatched by us shall be dispatched at the expense and risk of the Buyer, the latter even if carriage paid delivery has been agreed. The risk of accidental loss shall pass to the buyer when the goods are handed over to the person responsible for transport, but no later than when the goods leave the factory. In the event of a delay in acceptance, we are entitled to store the goods at the expense and risk of the buyer or to charge our own storage costs. The buyer's shipping instructions are only binding if they have been agreed in writing. Otherwise we shall deliver at our best discretion and to the exclusion of any liability for the choice of shipping method. If the purchaser is in default of payment for an earlier delivery, we shall be entitled to withhold deliveries without any obligation to compensate for any damage incurred. The purchaser undertakes to inspect incoming goods immediately and, if necessary, to give notice of defects without delay if deviations from the defined quality level are found during the delivery of an order. If the buyer does not record any quality deviations within the scope of an incoming goods inspection and does not pass these on to the seller, the goods shall be deemed to have been accepted by the buyer and any rights of revocation shall thus lapse. Colour variations on both the plastic blank and the flock fibres cannot be ruled out with our delivered applicators. These colour variations are due to minor variations in the raw material as well as minor variations in the manufacturing process of our suppliers. ERZI-Flock Technik GmbH & Co. KG must also accept these variations between our suppliers' batches and therefore cannot completely exclude these colour variations that may occur. These colour variations do not constitute grounds for complaint. We strongly recommend storing the applicators under cover, i.e. protected from UV radiation. Covered storage keeps the ageing process or discolouration of the plastic applicators as low as possible. Uncovered storage of the applicators can lead to severe discolouration due to UV exposure on the plastic material. We also recommend storing the applicators in a normal climate, if possible.