House Fires Caused By Storage of 9 Volt & AA Batteries on the Rise

EHS Safety News America

* If You Know of  a Fire Incident in Your Town Caused by 9 Volt, AA or AAA Battery Storage in a Home, Please Note it in the comments Section of this Post! Thank You!

If you are storing loose 9 volt or AA or other batteries in a kitchen drawer or a “junk” drawer in your home, watch how you store them. Above all don’t store them loose and rolling around with other metal, glues and more of the lovely mix of things we keep in our junk drawers.

All you need to have happen is for a metal object like steel wool or a paper clip short out across the top of a 9 volt battery and ignite paper or other easily ignited materials and you’ll have a potential disaster in your home. As indicated on the YouTube Video below, it doesn’t take much to heat a…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jack Benton
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 07:12:07

    Here is an update on this issue on my Blog as well if you’d like to re-blog it as well!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂



  2. Jack Benton
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 07:12:35


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