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Batteries next to your skin.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:18 am    Post subject: Batteries next to your skin. Reply with quote

Batteries next to your skin.

At a recent UKG troop at Game in the Merry Hill Ged Rodgers TK4184(UKG 501st) had one of his AA batteries spring a leak whilst trooping.

The location of his battery pack was in the back section of his TK, this caused the acid to leak onto his undersuit resulting in a very nasty burn to the flesh. What made matters worse was that he didn’t feel anything, the acid reacted that fast it burnt away the nerves in his back so he didn’t feel a thing.

Luckily for Ged we was due a rest for lunch so the problem was found fairly quickly.

The burn to his back is severe to say the least, below is a link to the photo for you to have a look, some might not like to see it so its your choice if you want to see it.

http://img237.imageshack.us/i/picturehq.jpg/
(photo with Ged’s permission.)

Id like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the problem you could face if a battery leaks while your trooping, Id also like to urge members to consider where you mount your battery packs as this location is becoming a popular choice with helmeted members these days. Wherever you mount batteries this risk still stands but having them mounted in your back armour may result in the issue not been detected for a period of time.

My personal choice for mounting batteries is in the tube area of my helmet. Helmets are removed with ease during breaks so any problems could potentially be detected sooner rather than later. Having said all of the above this is the first time in many years Ive seen a battery leak - let alone damage the skin like this.

Id also like to ask our members who are here who costume with other groups to pass this information on so that we al know the potential risks. Can I ask that when this information is passed on to other clubs that you let me know by posting here or by PM, so that I can contact CO’s and XO’s of other clubs if the information hasn’t been passed on.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow...

Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention...

and will pass it along to my Garrison...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I'm sorry to hear that happened! Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update ,the lad involved is going to wait until the skin heals a little then go for corrective surgery...This hasn't put him off but wanted to pass on this info for all.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, thanks for posting this. I had no idea battery acid burned that badly.
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