Best Ways to Safely Store Button Batteries

Button batteries, also known as coin cell batteries, are used to power a wide range of electronic devices such as remote controls, calculators, toys and watches. These small batteries can be dangerous if not stored properly or disposed of correctly. In this blog post we will discuss the importance of safely storing button batteries and provide tips on how to store them safely.

Why is proper storage important for button batteries?

Button batteries contain chemicals that can be harmful if they come into contact with skin or are swallowed. If a battery is punctured or damaged it could leak these chemicals causing injury or even death in extreme cases. Therefore, it’s essential to keep them out of reach from children and ensure they’re stored in a safe place away from flammable materials.

1. Keep button batteries away from children

The first step in storing button batteries safely is to keep them out of reach from children. Children might mistake these small round discs for candy which increases the risk of poisoning when ingested accidentally.

It’s recommended that parents store all their household items containing potentially hazardous materials like lithium-ion cells, alkaline cells, nickel-cadmium cells etc., including electronics with removable battery compartments (battery covers should only be removed by an adult) – well out of sight and reach their young ones.

2. Store button batteries in cool dry places

Humidity levels affect the lifespan and performance capabilities of any type of battery; so except you intend on using your button cell immediately after purchase – always make sure they are kept somewhere dark with moderate temperatures ranging between 20-25 degrees Celsius and low humidity levels ideally between 30% & 50%.

Storing your Button Batteries at room temperature helps prolong its shelf life while avoiding exposure to sunlight also preserves its effectiveness while maintaining safe conditions too!

3.Use Original Packaging

To maintain their integrity, button batteries should be kept in their original packaging. The packaging provides an extra layer of protection against moisture and physical damage. Using the manufacturer’s packaging will help ensure that the battery is well protected while it’s stored.

4. Avoid mixing different types of batteries

It’s never a good idea to mix different types of batteries together as they can interact with each other, causing corrosion or even leakage issues. To avoid this happening put all your button cell batteries in separate compartments based on their size or type.

5.Don’t store used button cells for too long

Used button cells are not recommended for storage as they may have been damaged internally risking potential leakage which can cause devastating consequences – particularly if swallowed by young children! Discard used cells immediately and if possible choose rechargeable alternatives instead whenever practical.

In conclusion storing Button Batteries isn’t rocket science; however keeping them away from children, placing them in cool dry places out of direct sunlight will help prolong their shelf life & effectiveness while ensuring safety & preserving environmental consciousness – so go ahead and Keep Safe!!

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