✅ – Remove batteries from the device as soon as possible after they are depleted, preventing a battery leak.
✅ – Always use the correct size and type of a battery specified by the manufacturer of your device.
✅ – Store batteries in their original packaging, in a dry place, and at normal room temperature until ready to use.
✅ – Replace all used batteries at the same time and insert batteries properly, with the plus (+) and minus (–) terminals aligned correctly.
✅ – Insert batteries by placing the negative end in first, then push the battery down so the positive end clicks into place.
✅ – Keep all batteries or objects with batteries out of reach and secured away from children and pets.
✅ – Remove batteries from equipment while it is being powered by household alternating current (except for hardwired smoke alarms that use backup alkaline batteries).
❌ – Leave batteries in your device if you suspect it will not be used for several months. Many devices do not power off completely when switched off and, after time, may cause the batteries inside to leak.
❌ – Carry batteries loose in your pocket or purse as they may create a safety risk. They can be shorted by contact with metal objects and may leak, overheat, or rupture.
❌ – Mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types (for example heavy duty zinc chloride batteries and alkaline batteries) in the same device as this may cause the batteries to leak.
❌– Attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries. This can cause your batteries to overheat or leak.
❌– Place your batteries in a refrigerator. This will not ‘recharge’ your batteries, increase storage life or your batteries’ power.
❌ – Put batteries or battery-powered devices in very warm places. Extreme temperatures reduce battery performance and may also lead to a leakage.
❌ – Remove the battery label, attempt to take the battery apart, or dispose of in a fire as this may lead to rupture and/or chemical burns.