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Old 1/23/14, 2:42 PM
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Default 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

These two Links were just shared with me by my underwriter and thought it would be great information to have.

9 Volt batteries if left unprotected in a drawer or bag can cause a fire.
Put tape on the 9 volt battery.

The Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors just presented this information to warn people.


You Tube: Kids and Character Fire Safety Introduction - video 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJH21WmALc


http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/08/22/experts-warn-against-storing-9-volt-batteries-in-junk-drawer-due-to-fire-hazard/



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Old 1/23/14, 2:51 PM
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Default Re: 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

And don't ever carry a battery capable of a high discharge rate like NICADS or Lithium ion in your pocket with your keys or other metal objects.

Don't ask why I know.



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Old 1/23/14, 3:41 PM
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Default Re: 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

Is that because you are checking out my LinkedIn comments because that has happened to me Michael. Also all someone needs to do is take 2 nine volts and lego them together to get instant heat. Not recommended to do though.
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Old 1/23/14, 3:42 PM
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It has nothing to do with you kevin.

Personal experience of mine and a co worker from years ago.

I was the luckier one.



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Old 1/23/14, 4:02 PM
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And don't ever carry a battery capable of a high discharge rate like NICADS or Lithium ion in your pocket with your keys or other metal objects.

Don't ask why I know.
I did it the other day with a 9 Volt and had change in my pocket, things got a little heated up to say the least LOL....



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Old 1/23/14, 4:08 PM
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It has nothing to do with you kevin.

Personal experience of mine and a co worker from years ago.

I was the luckier one.
I know Micheal it just sounds strange as that was how I commented about this 9 volt issue. Not related!
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Old 1/23/14, 4:25 PM
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Default Re: 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

Been there done that lol



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Old 1/23/14, 5:07 PM
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Somebody's gonna call BS on that because it's never happened to them....

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Old 1/23/14, 5:10 PM
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Had a 9 volt heat up with coins . a new type of HOT POCKET lol



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Old 1/23/14, 5:13 PM
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Default Re: 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

Thanks for posting this David. It's a little ironic the battery came from a Smoke Alarm.
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Old 1/23/14, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

Have seen 2 fires started as a result of improper disposal of batteries. Not limited to 9 volts...one was a fire in a electronic recycle center. They would put all the coin lithiums in a large bin under a desk. Batts made contact and heated bin to the point of ignition. The other was homeowner who placed old batteries in a plastc bin. Heated and melted the bin.





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Default Re: 9 VOLT Battery WARNING

I once had one get hot in my pocket, shorting on change...



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