The case of the leaking/exploding Duracell batteries

2015, Jul 04    

Dug out the flashlight the other day and noticed that it was not working.  I figured the batteries must be dead so I tried opening it.  For some reason it was extremely hard to open and actually required a vice grip and a pair of pliers.

Lo and behold, the batteries leaked/exploded in the flashlight completely melting the inside of the unit.

In case you were wondering, the batteries were included with the flashlight.

My helpful screenshot The autopsy

My helpful screenshot Chinese made?

My helpful screenshot Ouch..