Lost batteries in attic- hazard?

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Old 12-14-19, 10:56 AM
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Lost batteries in attic- hazard?

Maybe a silly question....

I lost a led flashlight in my attic somewhere in the blown in insulation. It has been up there for about 2 months. Its likely not lit but I am wondering, is that a fire hazard?

 
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Old 12-14-19, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

It probably fell to the bottom of the blown-in insulation so it should be shielded from the intense attic heat. I don't foresee any problem with it being lost up there.
 
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thanks for the response.Are you suggesting that heat is an issue? Will they explode when exposed to extreme attic temperature swings?
 
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Old 12-14-19, 11:46 AM
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Probably powered by standard alkaline batteries, they will eventually die, then leak inside the flashlight housing and never hurt anything!
 
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Old 12-14-19, 11:48 AM
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The only batteries I'd be concerned with are lithium batteries.
If that flashlight had user installed batteries you'll not have any problems.
 
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yeah it was a 40 dollar tactical flashlight with a pair of recharagable AA. Sucks!
 
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