Battery Care and Disposal

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To find out how to get the best performance out of your Duracell batteries, as well as how to properly recycle or dispose of them when they've been depleted, follow the easy battery care and disposal tips below.

Tips for proper battery care and use

  • Use the correct size and type of battery specified by the manufacturer of your device.
  • Keep battery contact surfaces and battery compartment contacts clean by rubbing them with a clean pencil eraser or a rough cloth each time you replace batteries.
  • Remove batteries from a device when it is not expected to be in use for several months.
  • Remove batteries from equipment while it is being powered by household (AC) current.
  • Make sure that you insert batteries into your device properly, with the + (plus) and – (minus) terminals aligned correctly. CAUTION: Some equipment using more than three batteries may appear to work properly even if one battery is inserted incorrectly.
  • Store batteries in a dry place at normal room temperature. Do not refrigerate Duracell batteries; this will not make them last longer.
  • Extreme temperatures reduce battery performance. Avoid putting battery-powered devices in very warm places.
  • Do not attempt to recharge a battery unless the battery specifically is marked “rechargeable.”
  • Some dead batteries and batteries that are exposed to extremely high temperatures may leak. A crystalline structure may begin to form on the outside of the battery.