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Do not recharge lithium primary batteries

Recharging devices that will accept primary batteries (*1) have recently appeared on the market. Please strictly adhere to the following warnings to avoid accidents.

Lithium primary batteries (*1) cannot be recharged. This includes the CR123A and CR-V3 used in 35mm lens shutter film-base cameras (silver halide cameras) and digital still cameras.

Recharging these batteries may result in serious accidents, including batteries becoming dangerously hot, catching fire, exploding or leaking.

These non-rechargeable primary batteries (disposable batteries) have warnings written on their packages or on the batteries themselves that say "Non-rechargeable" or "Do not charge," so please check for these warnings and never attempt to recharge these batteries.

*1: "primary battery" is the general term for non-rechargeable, disposable batteries.

In addition to the CR123A and CR-V3 batteries, the following batteries are primary batteries.

  • Cylindrical lithium batteries: CR2, CR-P2, 2CR5
  • Coin-type lithium batteries: CR2016, CR2025, CR2032

There are others as well.

For more details, please contact battery manufacturers.