29, April 2013
Keeping children safe has always been a top priority for Rayovac. To tackle this priority head on, Rayovac has developed new coin cell packaging that aims to decrease the likelihood of accidental battery ingestion. Three substantial updates have been made to increase safety:
1: Updated warnings on the front and back sides of the battery pack.
2: Individual sealing around cells in multipacks to ensure unused batteries remain secure in pack.
3: Trapping the blister between two cards making it more difficult for children to open.
According to research, of the 6% of coin cell ingestions that occurred due to consumers retrieving the battery directly from the packaging, the majority were obtained from packs that were already open. The trapped blister coin cell packs will largely decrease the number of batteries that are inadvertently swallowed by children. Once the initial battery is used, the cut off portion can be thrown away leaving a complete package with no open crevices or exposed blister. Children will find this package virtually impossible to open and thus give up on their curious pursuit of placing the battery in their mouth.
Updating the product’s warning labels is the simplest way to increase packaging safety. The current warning label details the risk of bodily harm if the battery is swallowed. Emboldening the warning label and putting a warning on the front of the pack is an update that certainly lends itself to increased safety. Half the battle is making parents aware of the hazards associated with coin cells. Providing an updated warning can make the message clearer to parents that coin cells need to be out of the reach of small children. Buying packs with multiple cells is now safer than ever.
Safety is the one trend that never gets old. Check out this link to learn more about lithium coin cell safety: http://www.rayovac.com/Learning/Coin-Cell-Safety.aspx
22, April 2013
In today’s world, owning a personal cell phone has quickly become a rite of passage. The age to acquire and operate a mobile device has gradually been lowered as the younger generations have started to rely on technology more than ever. Those who do not own a cell phone or mobile device are quickly becoming the minority.
The transition to connect the world via cell phone has caused mobile device accessories to become necessities all their own. Sure, cool accessories like designer phone cases and wireless headsets have seen a rise in popularity, but they’re still not considered a necessity from today’s standards. Conversely, an innovative gadget like the mobile battery charger has transformed itself from optional accessory to absolute necessity.
To make the list of daily human necessities, a common problem must be solved. Portable chargers have created new peace of mind for those who depend on their mobile device on a day-to-day basis. Forgotten are the days when leaving the house with a half powered battery would be a cause for concern. Rayovac’s charger for mobile phone has cured this new-age problem by providing consumers with convenient on the go power.
Living the ‘prepared’ lifestyle dates back a number of years, but only recently has taken on new meaning. With the introduction of new technologies, being prepared for the failure of these technologies has become increasingly important. Recognizing the mobile device is the most vital technology in the world today, Rayovac set out to create a mobile cell phone charger that people can depend on. Consumers can now feel secure knowing their mobile device has its own fail-safe in case of emergency. The evolution of ‘being prepared’ just became a little easier to tame, courtesy of Rayovac. More...
15, April 2013
For the average consumer, the storage life of an alkaline battery has yet to crack the list of top priorities when making a battery purchase. The normal list of priorities currently includes price, brand, convenience and appearance. Becoming more familiar with the benefits of battery storage life, consumers are starting to realize that it’s far more important than what they first perceived. A decades worth of battery freshness has slowly but surely caught the attention of selective consumers.
Storage life has always been a strong suit for alkaline batteries. They have proven themselves to be the smart battery choice for consumers because they last for long periods of time and perform well at high and low temperatures. Many products that are purchased by consumers have expiration dates that are woefully short. This has conditioned the consumer to think that every product they buy will expire on short notice. But with the creation of new alkaline technology, Rayovac has made storage life and battery freshness a top priority.
As of late, there has been a growing attention to coupons and the way consumers use them to maximize their savings. This new wave of coupon lovers are storming the local supermarkets and buying products like alkaline batteries in bulk. This is where storage life of an alkaline battery becomes a top priority. Families place the surplus batteries into designated storage areas and only use them when needed. Consumers like this depend on the fact that Rayovac batteries can stay fresh in their storage closets for close to a decade.
As new technologies develop, the demand for reliable alkaline power is steadily increasing. Rayovac takes pride in providing reliable power in every battery it produces. It’s clear that having prolonged storage life will enhance an alkaline battery and short expiration dates were never Rayovac’s style. 10 years of battery freshness is the gold standard that Rayovac brings to the table. So next time your at the store to buy batteries, be sure to make storage life a top priority. As you can see it makes a huge difference!
8, April 2013
If a tree falls in a forest, and no one’s around to hear it—isn’t that a bummer? It could be the never-ending winter weather that’s been keeping nature-lovers at bay. But, hey, it’s almost that time of year when no fallen tree will go unheard. Camping season is just around the bend! Time to dust off the tent and camp stove, and if you haven’t already, make the switch to battery operated LED lights for your camping lights and lanterns. We’ve got you covered with our Value Camping Bundle:
Mini-Flashlight? Check! Our mini-flashlights feature high-performance battery-operated LED lights. In high-mode, you can cast a light up to 47 meters away. In low mode, you can cast a spooky glow on your face as you tell lame ghost stories. Water-resistant for when you lake-swim without emptying your pockets. Impact-resistant up to 9 feet for when you throw it because you can’t get the campfire started. Holster included, so you look like a total maverick.
Headlamp? Check! Our Virtually Indestructible headlamps contain our high-performance battery-operated LED lights. With custom optics and high-mode and low-mode settings, you can parade around the campsite looking like you’re special ops. This is the one to throw when you still can’t start that fire: Guaranteed for life, it has rubber shock absorbers and survived our 30-foot drop performance test. Comes with cloth and silicone head- straps. More...
1, April 2013
We get asked a lot: What are the best rechargeable batteries? Are they worth paying more than alkaline? The truth is that they serve different purposes. Commonly the question is asked because people just aren’t sure if they want to pay the extra money for rechargeable batteries. However, if you regularly use high-drain devices like gaming remotes and digital cameras, you’ll quickly see that paying for the slight premium can keep more cash in your pocket over time.
Let’s take a household that averages 8 AA battery replacements every month. The initial cost for 8 rechargeable batteries is $16. Their charger costs $7.00. So, right off the bat, you’re spending $23 to make the leap. With 8 alkaline batteries costing just around $6.00, it might be tempting to pass over those rechargeables and stay old-school. However, for a true battery connoisseur to stick with alkaline, you’ll end up spending twice as much on your AA batteries over the course of a year. More...
25, March 2013
Cell phones and the portable power to feed them have created a new kind of nomad. Free to wander without losing touch, we are an increasingly mobile species. Who leaves the house these days without their phone in pocket and a mobile battery charger in their car?
The numbers are impressive: There are currently 6 billion mobile subscribers on our planet, and that population is exploding - Android's user base alone increases by about 700,000 users daily. With a powerful and light mobile battery charger at the ready, and a device that can hold a charge longer than ever, the modern-day nomad does more than just text and talk on the phone. That person is also researching products, making purchases, mobile banking, keeping up on news, and maintaining constant contact through social networking. In response, businesses are moving heaps of money out of things like radio spots and newspaper adverts, eagerly plunking it into mobile marketing. A whopping 3.3 billion dollars went toward mobile ad spending in 2011 alone. By 2015, that number is projected to be 20.6 billion!
Rayovac is excited to be an important part of this challenging landscape. When you need a portable mobile battery charger, you look to us, and we deliver. Every mobile battery charger we make is designed to be a pack-leader in value, convenience, and quality. We love our customers, and that means we embrace the new nomad. Let us help you roam freely with a mobile battery charger that fits in your pocket and never lets you down!