WREG-3 TV NEWS: Charles Hussey Discusses 9-Volt Batteries

Dr. Hussey

Dr. Hussey

Hidden Fire Hazards In Your Home

“If they are mishandled, they can be a problem,” said Dr. Charles Hussey, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “The contents inside forms gases, the cases ruptures, and you end up with a fire.”

He said the best way you can prevent your batteries from sparking: keep the safety cap on or put some duct tape on the top, before you store it or throw it away.

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