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Why do batteries to leak after being in a toy for so long?

acid leaks out and ruins battery operated toys

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the process of making electricity makes heat and expands the battery causing the seal to leak

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crowtrobot is correct..and..i always remove batteries in items after use..that i seldom protect the item from damage.. due to a leaky battery..

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thanks. my main concern is/was, should i wrap xmas presants WITH or W/O the batteries inserted....
RC (remote control) vehicles ... i ended up leaving one AA battery out or them, however i left the 9V inserted in the remotes....
but i did always wonder why the leak happens.
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i would package the batts uninstalled..never know when a battery will start to leak..or when the gift will actually get opened...could be they are out of town or late in some way...why chance it..
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