TIPS OF PRACTICE
for shipment,storage,use and disposal of primary batteries
The storage area should be clean, cool, dry, ventilated and weather proof.
Stock rotation (first in, first out) should be practiced, storage areas and displays shall be properly designed and packs adequately marked.
Before inserting batteries into the battery compartment of the equipment, the contacts of both equipment and batteries should be checked for cleanliness and correct positioning.
It is advantageous to remove batteries immediately from equipment which has ceased to function satisfactorily, or when not in use for a long period (e.g. cameras and photoflash).
The batteries shall not be left for long periods in unventilated metal box cars during summer.
It is not good practice to use or leave equipment exposed to extreme conditions. For example, radiators or direct exposure to the sun.
Shock and vibration shall be kept to a minimum. For instance, boxes should not be thrown off trucks, or slammed into position.
Don't dispose of batteries in a fire as they may leak or rupture.
Don't recharge a battery unless it is specifically marked "rechargeable".
When batteries are unpacked, care should be taken to avoid physical damage and electrical contact. For example, they should not be jumbled together.
Replace all batteries of a set at the same time. Newly purchased batteries should not be mixed with partially exhausted ones.