Your safety is important to us. Century Yuasa’s Safety Information shows you how to handle your battery properly and the measures you need to take to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
For advice, contact the NZ National Poisons Centre on 0800 POISON (0800 764 766) or seek medical assistance immediately.
Do NOT tilt battery when lifting. Battery acid can cause burns. PVC gloves or other suitable hand protection, eye and face protection and protective clothing must be worn.
If you get battery fluid in your eye, hold eyelid apart and flush the eye continuously with running water. Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes or until advised to stop by a medical specialist. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin or hair with running water.
Fluid Spill Response:
Contain and neutralise spills with soda ash or baking soda. Dispose of residue as chemical waste or as per local requirements.
If Electrolyte is swallowed:
Do NOT induce vomiting – give a glass of water. Seek immediate medical assistance.
Risk of explosions:
Batteries can generate explosive gases during vehicle operation and when charged separately. Flames, sparks, burning cigarettes or other ignition sources must be kept away at all times. Exercise caution when working with metallic tools or conductors to prevent short circuits and sparks.
When charging batteries always work in a well ventilated area - never in a closed room.
Always turn a battery charger or vehicle ignition off before disconnecting a battery.
Material Safety Data Sheets
The PDF Material Safety Data Sheets at the top right of this page provide you with health hazard information, precautions for use, safe handling information and more, relating to batteries.