Hi group. Both Maxell CR 2016 3V batteries in my Nova keychain flashlight
leaked after I accidentally went swimming with my keys in my pocket. Does
anyone know how to clean out all of the battery leakage, it has corroded
some of the little metal pieces (rusty looking)? Also, how do you recycle
CR2016 "coin" lithium batteries are not rechargable, and I don't know of
anyone who takes old (non-recharable) batteries for recycling. Just
throw them away.
About your Nova flashlight...it is trashed - buy a new one. Maybe a
water resistant one this time?
Rechargable batteries, that is.
Information courtesy of http://www.rbrc.com/consumer/faq.html
Where can I recycle my used rechargeable batteries?
Just go to any of our participating retailers. In the U.S.: Alltel,
Batteries Plus, Best Buy, Black & Decker, Cingular Wireless, The Home
Depot, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Orchard Supply, Porter Cable Service
Center, RadioShack, Remington Product Company, Sears, Staples, Target,
US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and Wal-Mart. And in Canada: Battery
Plus, Bell Mobility, Canadian Tire, FIDO/Microcell, Future Shop, The
Home Depot, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Makita Factory Service Centers,
Personal Edge/Centre du Rasoir, RadioShack Canada, Revy, Sasktel, Sears,
The Sony Store, Telus Mobility and Zellers.
Use our collection site locator, or call the consumer helpline,
1-800-8-BATTERY, to find the retail collection site nearest you.
Radio Shack accepts batteries for recycling.
Household vinegar will probably clean out the electrolyte from the cells.
It works for alkaline batteries,too.
It will not do anything for the rust or restore the plating,though.
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