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Did you know the danger of using substandard AA batteries lithium?

Reports have been released by US manufacturers and consumers alike stating there have been incidents of lithium primary (non-rechargeable) batteries exploding, leaking, and even catching on fire in popular brands of flashlights (such as Surefire) and other equipment, caused by the use substandard batteries. There have been more reports of issues with lithium 3 volt 123 batteries than the AA batteries lithium.

At Medic Batteries we recommend using batteries made in the USA, or made to USA standards. Buying potentially counterfeit and substandard batteries from unreliable sources can be incredibly dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. How to avoid dangerous counterfeit and/or faulty batteries:

  • Use only brand name, American made batteries (made in the USA or to USA standards set by a respected well-known manufacturer, such as Duracell or Energizer)
  • Avoid using batteries that say ‘Made in China’ or ‘PRC’ as these are usually substandard, foreign-made, possibly dangerous products. DO NOT USE Chinese cylindrical lithium batteries – they have been linked to explosions and equipment failure. There are serious questions about the quality and safety of these Chinese-made batteries.
  • Only buy from a respected company that guarantees the batteries’ quality and manufacturing standards, such as Medic Batteries where we provide quality products at unbeatable prices with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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