PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING SEALED LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
Precautions for handling Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries
This document should be read in its entirety and its contents fully understood before handling or using Panasonic rechargeable sealed Lead-Acid batteries. If there are any questions, please contact Panasonic. Please keep this document available for reference. Due to the potential energy stored in the batteries, improper handling or use of the batteries without understanding this document may result in bodily injury caused by electrolyte leakage, heat generation, of explosion.
All descriptions are subject to modification without notice.
Degree of danger
When the batteries are handled or used improperly, death or severe injury shall occur.
When the batteries are handled or used improperly, death or severe injury may occur, and sight injury or loss of products often occur.
When the batteries are handled or used improperly, slight injury may occur and damage to the batteries and equipment may occur.
When the batteries are handled or used improperly, damage to theft quality or performance may occur.
Note (1): Improper handling and use of the batteries may cause dangerous conditions to arise. All precautions should be taken to prevent any harmful effects from the use of the batteries.
Note (2): "Severe injury" as a result of improper handling or use of the batteries may include but are not limited to loss of eyesight, injury/burn/electric shock/fracture of a bone/poisoning with 'after effect, or injury that requires long-term medical treatment. "Slight injury" covers such conditions as burns or electric shock that do not require long-term medical treatment. Damage to products is defined as extensive damage to a house, a house hold effects, a livestock, or pets.
Note (3): "Requests" are meant to prevent a decrease in the quality or the performance of the batteries.
Environments and Conditions
Preparation Prior to Operation
Methods of Handling and Operation
Treatment at Emergencies
Disposal and Recycling
Sealed Lead-Acid Handbook, Page 3