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been dropped, run over or damaged in any way (e.g., pierced with a
nail, hit with a hammer, stepped on). Damaged battery packs should
be returned to the service center for recycling.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or carry the battery
pack so that metal objects can contact exposed battery
terminals. For example, do not place the battery pack in aprons,
pockets, tool boxes, product kit boxes, drawers, etc., with loose
nails, screws, keys, etc. Transporting batteries can possibly
cause ﬁres if the battery terminals inadvertently come in
contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins, hand
tools and the like. The US Department of Transportation Hazardous
Material Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in
commerce or on airplanes (e.g., packed in suitcases and carry-on
luggage) UNLESS they are properly protected from short circuits. So
when transporting individual battery packs, make sure that the battery
terminals are protected and well insulated from materials that could
contact them and cause a short circuit.
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LITHIUM ION (Li-Ion)
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely
damaged or is completely worn out. The battery pack can
explode in a ﬁre. Toxic fumes and materials are created when
lithium ion battery packs are burned.
• If battery contents come into contact with the skin,
immediately wash area with mild soap and water. If battery
liquid gets into the eye, rinse water over the open eye for 15 minutes
or until irritation ceases. If medical attention is needed, the battery
electrolyte is composed of a mixture of liquid organic carbonates
and lithium salts.
• Contents of opened battery cells may cause respiratory
irritation. Provide fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical
WARNING: Burn hazard. Battery liquid may be ﬂammable if
exposed to spark or ﬂame.
(Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp oration) Seal on the
nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries (or battery
packs) indicates that the costs to recycle these
batteries (or battery packs) at the end of their useful life
have already been paid by D
WALT. In some areas, it
is illegal to place spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride or lithium-ion batteries in the trash or municipal
solid waste stream and the Call 2 Recycle
program provides an
environmentally conscious alternative.
Call 2 Recycle, Inc., in cooperation with D
WALT and other battery
users, has established the program in the United States and Canada
to facilitate the collection of spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride
or lithium-ion batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve
natural resources by returning the spent nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride or lithium-ion batteries to an authorized D
center or to your local retailer for recycling. You may also contact your
local recycling center for information on where to drop off the spent
is a registered trademark of Call 2 Recycle, Inc.
Important Safety Instructions for All
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains important
safety and operating instructions for battery chargers.
• Before using the charger, read all instructions and cautionary
markings on the charger, battery pack and product using the
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside the
charger. Electric shock may result.
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only
WALT rechargeable battery packs. Other types of batteries may
overheat and burst resulting in personal injury and property damage.