Making Batteries Last
Tips for Longest Life Use of Batteries
Turn off any battery-operated appliances when not in use.
Remove batteries from appliances if they are not going to be used for a long time.
To prevent a potential safety hazard, do not mix old batteries with new ones. This can avoid leaking or rupturing possibilities, resulting in injury or property damage.
Do not recharge a battery unless it is specifically marked rechargeable. Attempting to recharge a non-rechargeable battery can cause it to leak or rupture.
Do not dispose of batteries in a fire, it may cause them to explode.
Do not open battery casings.
Do not insert batteries backwards into any device.
Rechargeable batteries containing cadmium or lead should be recycled.