Pulled the batteries on my Garmin this morning. They were new in October. Checked other devices right away too. 8 batteries each in the dog caller and the trail cams. No problems with the trail cams but the Garmin and the coyote caller both had corroding Duracells. Glad I caught it. This is not the first time I have had problems with this brand. Anybody else having problems with Duracell batteries?
We had problems with them in one large batch that we bought from Costco with GOOD DATES on them. They were in various sizes too. I should have RETURNED THEM but I did not catch these issues in a short time frame.
We always bought the Duracell brand and in large packages from a to z too.
The last batteries that we bought were in 2 sizes and in the Eveready brand. We bought SMALLER packages on purpose. We got them at Walmart. We are using up a FEW of the remaining D. batteries but I am keeping an eye on them.
We saw that some Duracell batteries started to LEAK - corrode a bit but the date was still valid. We dumped them. They were in a couple of sizes.
I do NOT think that we will STOCK UP on batteries like we used to do and in those larger packages.
I did read on some other forum that people had issues with the Duracell brand and I think that was within the LAST 2 years or so but I am not positive on that. It may have been posted on this forum too. Beats me but I do remember reading about it.
Right now, we will not buy Duracell batteries even if they are on sale at Costco. Maybe whatever was WRONG with them will take some time to get them OFF of their shelves. Maybe they fixed their problems.
I am glad that one German radio did not get ruined with a leaking battery and I don't LEAVE batteries in some emergency radios that I do not use that often like I USED TO DO. Two radios have batteries in them but the other 2 do not have them right now. I can put them in easily but they will stay OUT of them for now.
I am glad that I did not have leaking batteries in the smoke alarms too.
I had an old landline telephone and a battery LEAKED in it. I ended up dumping that old telephone. It showed numbers on it when I dialed a number - push button telephone. (Not the old rotary dial type.)
Blessings to you and your wife.