However, if the outer seal is broken:
a. and the battery liquid gets on your skin, immediately wash with
soap and water for several minutes.
b. and the battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with
clean water for a minimum of 10 minutes and seek immediate
medical attention. (Medical note: The liquid is 25–35%
solution of potassium hydroxide.)
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.
The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corp oration) Seal on the nickel cadmium, nickel
metal hydride or lithium ion batteries (or battery
packs) indicate that the costs to recycle these
batteries (or battery packs) at the end of their useful
life have already been paid by D
EWALT. 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 RBRC
program provides an environmentally conscious alternative.
RBRC™, in cooperation with D
EWALT and other battery users, has
established programs 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
RBRC™ is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery
Important Safety Instructions for All
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: This manual contains important safety and operating
instructions for battery packs.
• Before using the charger, read all instructions and cautionary
markings on the charger, battery pack and product using the
DANGER: Electrocution hazard. 120 volts are present at charging
terminals. Do not probe with conductive objects. Electric shock or
electrocution may result.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get inside the
charger. Electric shock may result.
WARNING: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury, charge only
EWALT rechargeable battery packs. Other types of batteries may
overheat and burst resulting in personal injury and property damage.
NOTICE: Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged into
the power supply, the charger can be shorted by foreign material.
Foreign materials of a conductive nature, such as, but not limited to,
grinding dust, metal chips, steel wool, aluminum foil or any buildup
of metallic particles should be kept away from the charger cavities.