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9-Volt Battery Safety, Fire Prevention, Montlick & Assoc.

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Fire Hazard: Improper Storage of 9-Volt Batteries!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains the potential fire hazard caused by improper disposal and storage of 9-volt batteries. Watch this week's segment on WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta to learn 9-volt battery safety, storage and recycle tips.


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Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Shares Important Fire Prevention & Safety Tips Regarding the Storage of 9-Volt Batteries

A 9-volt battery, commonly used in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be enough to burn your house down if the open battery is not stored properly. 9-volt batteries are unique, because the negative and positive connectors are on the same side of the battery. If those connectors rub against a piece of metal or thin wire, it will create enough heat to ignite a fire. The danger comes from improper disposal and storage of 9-volt batteries.

The best way to store 9-volt batteries is to keep them in their original packaging until they are ready to be used. If you have loose batteries in a drawer or storage bin, it's important that you cover the connection posts with electrical tape to keep them from coming in contact with metal, such as paper clips, coins, pens or other batteries. Do not store common household items such as steel wool, aluminum foil and keys near 9-volt batteries. If these items touch the two posts, there is a greater risk of a fire starting.

For more 9-Volt Battery Safety, Storage & Recycle Tips, please refer to the guide posted at the top of this page from the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates.

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9-Volt Battery Safety

In this week's segment on ABC News, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, share important battery-fire prevention information.

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