Battery Safety Information

Factors that cause battery discharge Many factors are at work to discharge a battery. These include:

  • Self-Discharge – normal chemical reactions within the battery.
  • Frequent short trips not long enough for the alternator to fully recharge the battery.
  • Normal parasitic draw. (See enclosed typical list)
  • Extended inactivity and storage.
  • High ambient temperature.
Safety Information  
 

Warning! Whenever you are handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners’ manual for instructions and safety precautions.
Explosion Hazard Lead-acid batteries contain hydrogen-oxygen gases than can be explosive and sulphuric acid that can cause severe burns.
Corrosive Hazard Lead Acid batteries have corrosives that can cause burns. Wear protective gloves and use a shield for eye protection when handling batteries.  
Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
Cigarettes, flames or sparks could cause a battery to explode. Keep all ignition sources away from the battery.
Disposal:Lead Acid Batteries contain heavy metals, sulphuric acid and plastics.
Never dispose of old or dead batteries as domestic waste.
Environment:Lead Acid Batteries are fully recyclable.
Dispose old or dead batteries at a designated collection point.

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