Because paper-based products are flammable and can act as kindling, they are not an approved method of protection. If you are depositing any rechargeable batteries, lithium-based single-use batteries, single-use batteries that are 12V or more, or batteries you are unsure of, make sure they are placed in a clear, sealed bag or taped with duct tape, electrical tape or another non-conductive tape. Ensure to keep the battery chemistry visible if you tape it. Do not use paper or other materials to protect your terminals.
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