Ben Laurie blathering

Not Microwavable!

I just opened a pack of AA batteries from Sainsbury’s. On the back it says:

“Warning! This product is fitted with a security device which is NOT MICROWAVABLE”

WTF is that about?


  1. Welcome to the good ole US of A where disclaimers like that are commonplace due to the fact that our legal system is teh sucks.

    Comment by Fitz — 9 Apr 2006 @ 3:31

  2. RFID-hee-hee!

    Comment by Alex — 10 Apr 2006 @ 11:16

  3. Find a donor microwave, and see what happens 🙂

    Comment by cat — 10 Apr 2006 @ 13:37

  4. In fact, much as I’d love to blame the US legal system, the batteries were purchased in the UK.

    Comment by Ben — 10 Apr 2006 @ 13:40

  5. Well, microwaving batteries is a lot of fun, but you really want the old carbon ones and I’m not sure they even exist any more. You get really good lightning storms with them.

    Comment by Nat Traversal — 11 Apr 2006 @ 1:20

  6. Re #1: I wasn’t aware Sainsbury’s had any stores in the US. Other UK grocery chains like Safeway and Whole Foods, yes, but not Sainsbury’s. Nor Tesco.

    Comment by Nat Traversal — 11 Apr 2006 @ 1:22

  7. RFID? They are a fire hazard when microwaved:

    Comment by robert burrell donkin — 11 Apr 2006 @ 12:36

  8. does it have the built-in battery meter?

    Comment by 3 — 12 Apr 2006 @ 5:49

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