The six tasks outlined in the contract were reviewed and analyzed by SAE and resulted in the following: (1) Battery explosion test procedures and a criteria of pass-fail have been developed which are applicable for all lead-acid, automotive batteries. (2) A standard procedure for using battery booster cables to jump start engines has been developed. Field tests proved it was satisfactory for use by persons with no technical knowledge of automobiles. (3) A battery booster cable standard was developed. (4) A warning label for batteries was developed, but is not recommended for use on automotive batteries. It was found that present labeling practices are adequate to warn users of the dangers associated with batteries. (5) Based on extremely limited data, it appears that injuries involving storage batteries occur but rarely. Recent almost universal usage of warning labels, and increased usage of flame arrester devices should achieve a marked reduction in storage battery-related accidents.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-665 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01662
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM