Battery Technical Data
Warning: do not incinerate or dispose of lithium batteries in general waste collection. They may explode or rupture violently. Collect batteries for disposal carefully to prevent a short circuit, compacting, or destroying the battery case. Review and comply with all relevant local, state, and country regulations dealing with the disposal of these materials. You are legally responsible for hazards created while your battery is being disposed of.
This product contains a sealed lithium battery that may need to be replaced during the life of the product.
At the end of it's life, the battery contained in this product should be collected separately from any unsorted municipal waste.
The collection and recycling of batteries helps protect the environment and contributes to the conservation of natural resources as valuable materials are recovered.
1. Visually inspect all batteries for damage to the battery casing or leakage of electrolyte.
2. If the battery has leads and is clean and undamaged, use side cutters to remove the leads as close to the body of the battery as possible.
Attention: Do not damage the battery casing when removing the leads.
Hazards to personnel:
Potential hazards to personnel include:
- burns from overheated cells
- injury from explosion or violent rupture of overheated cells
- injury from fire caused by combustion of lithium
- exposure to toxic or corrosive liquids or gases from the battery or its decomposition products
Storing Lithium Batteries:
• Store in a cool, dry environment typically 20° to 25° C (68° to 77° F) with 40-60% relative humidity. Regularly monitor the temperature and humidity of the storage area.
• Use a first-in/first-out system for handling stored batteries.
• Store the battery (with a copy of this publication) in the original containers away from flammable materials.
• Keep track of storage time. Reference storage time to the date of manufacture.
• Do not store batteries longer than 10 years.
• Do not store used batteries longer than 3 months before disposal.
• Clearly mark the contents of the storage area.
• Place a Lith-X or Class D Powder fire extinguisher in a readily accessible area in or around the storage area.
• Ventilate and protect the storage area against fire. You must have a system that automatically detects and extinguishes fires and automatically activates an alarm signal.
• Do not smoke in the storage area.
Disposing of Damaged/Leaking Batteries:
If batteries are badly damaged and/or leaking, evacuate personnel from the area.
You must wear protective clothing (protective eyewear, clothes, safety shield, and self-contained breathing apparatus).
• pick up ruptured batteries with bare hands. Lithium can cause skin burns. Use tongs, scoops, or a shovel to place the batteries in a mineral-oil-filled container.
• breathe fumes. Ventilate the area to disperse the fumes before entering the room. If toxic or corrosive material comes in contact with your eyes or skin, flush with water and consult a physician. Dispose of clothing that is contaminated.
Use the following procedure to dispose of damaged and/or leaking batteries:
1. Put the damaged batteries in two polyethylene bags and add about 1 ounce of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) to the inner bag. Slowly-leaking batteries have a deposit of white salt crystals on the outside of the battery casing.
2. Heat seal both bags.
3. Take the container outside and ventilate the area where you discovered the damaged batteries.
4. Contact your local EPA office for information about battery disposal companies.