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Battery Safety and Handling Guidelines

Whenever you’re handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners’ manual for instructions and safety precautions.

Lead-acid batteries contain hydrogen-oxygen gases than can be explosive and sulfuric acid that can cause severe burns.

To help avoid risk of danger and injury, observe these precautions when handling or working with a lead-acid battery:

 

  • Wear ANSI* approved safety glasses or goggles and a face shield.

  • Wear proper clothing to protect your face, hands and body.

  • Make sure work area is well-ventilated.

  • Never lean over battery while boosting, testing or charging.

  • Cigarettes, flames or sparks could cause a battery to explode. Keep all ignition sources away from the battery.

  • Always shield eyes and face from battery.

  • Do not charge or use booster cables or adjust post connections without proper instructions and training.

  • KEEP VENT CAPS TIGHT AND LEVEL.

  • In event of accident, flush with water and call a physician immediately.

  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

*ANSI – American National Standards Institute


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