Home Fires Sparked By 9 Volt Batteries in Junk Drawer-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Warnings and YouTube Videos alleging that house fires can be easily started by 9 volt batteries that are kept with other items.
The warnings are real and the first video is from a news article that appeared on August 8, 2012 on WBZ News, a CBS affiliate in Boston, MA.
The second video was made by producers of the website KidsandCharacter.com after they experienced a home fire started by a used 9 volt battery that was replaced from a smoke detector and stored in their garage.
These batteries have terminals that are close together and both videos suggest that putting a strip of electrical tape over the terminals can help prevent a fire.
Hi Family and friends, I received this from one of my email friends and felt that I should forward it to my friends and family members. I watched the video and it made a believer out of me. It’s possible that I missed school on the day that this lesson was given and you all may already know about this but in the event that you didn’t, it may save your house from burning down. Keep scrolling to bottom to get website.
RICH CHANGED OUR SMOKE ALARM 9 V BATTERY EVERY 6 MOS. THE ONE IN MY ROOM HE WORKED ON FIRST.
AFTER DONE, HE WENT TO HIS ROOM TO CHANGE THAT BATTERY. THEN, WENT TO DO THE ONE IN THE LIVINGROOM. ON GOING BACK TO THE TABLE, HE AND I HEARD A BANG! I JUMPED. HE CHECKED THE TABLE AND THE 9 V HAD EXPLODED. DO WHAT THE VIDEO SAYS TO DO WHEN YOU REMOVE OLD 9 V BATTERIES. RICH DIDN’T EVEN HAVE A CHANCE TO BAG IT. HE HAD USED DURACELL BATTERIES. DON’T KNOW WHY IT EXPLODED.
Watch video, save your life….
Danger – 9 volt batteries
WOW!! Who knew?
I wasn’t aware of the danger that a 9 volt battery could start a fire
and you most likely weren’t either … so sharing this with your family
and friends could save someone’s life …
This is suppose to be a safety video clip for kids … but it is appropriate
for kids of ALL ages!!
9v batteries CAN burn down your home …