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Top Customer Reviews
Nov. 2011, Finally got my camera back - $278 repair bill and Costco paid for it! Once again Costco acts like a quality American Company, I wish more did!
It is reckless and unconscionable on Costco's part that they did not perform due diligence to assure their product was of comparable or superior quality to competitive AA batteries in the marketplace, when in fact it is the lowest quality battery I have encountered in 60+ years. We consumers use these batteries in a wide variety of devices, some of which are very costly, and rightfully have the expectation that these batteries will perform satisfactorily. It is reckless on Costco's part that they would sell a battery of such low quality that can result in such severe consequences as ruining the subject devices.
My personal feeling is that Costco should recall all these batteries because to leave them in unknowing consumers hands will cost consumers millions of dollars in damaged battery operated devices.
Edit - I went to Costco yesterday with a few "best if installed by 2016" leaking Kirkland AA batteries and they refunded me the purchase price for the last set I purchased, so kudos to Costco. However, I'm pretty sure it's because I bought them directly from Costco. I still won't be buying any more Kirkland batteries however.
I just got out my flashlight... you know the cool flashlight with handle that turns into a tripod and lamp head that swivels, to learn it is irreparably damaged due to Costco Kirkland AA Batteries leaking and damaging the flashlight.
This 48 pack of batteries damaged several remote controls, a camera, a table the remotes were sitting on to name just a few.
BE VERY CAREFUL USING THESE BATTERIES!!! THEY WILL DAMAGE WHATEVER YOU PUT THEM INTO!!!
But then the battery leakage casualties were discovered:
One Rokenbok R/C truck
One PS3 Rock Band guitar
Two Brookstone flashlight/reading/tent lights
One Hot Wheels motorized track accessory
One Harry Potter game
One hiking GPS receiver (a really nice one -- that one really hurt!)
One Canon camera flash unit (actually still works, but I'm hesitant to use because I have not been able to remove all visible acid damage, and I'm afraid the damaged and corroding contacts might start a reaction with new batteries if I leave them in)
When I discovered the first leakage victim, the Rokenbok truck, which had 2017-expiring batteries in it, it never even occurred to me that I should check other devices. I just figured I had a bad battery, or just bad luck. It wasn't until my son went to change the batteries on the Rock Band guitar and made the grisly discovery a couple of months later that I realized that the problem was more widespread.
At that point, I did a sweep of everything I could remember that used AA batteries. During my initial sweep I found several other victims, the Hot Wheels motorized thingy and the the Harry Potter game. Both were damaged beyond repair. I also found that two other Rokenbook trucks and a couple of other games had small leakages, but I was able to clean the acid out and give them new batteries, and they function fine. One had 2017-dated batteries, and one had 2014-dated batteries.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These batteries do not hold a charge for very long. I have used them in mp3 players and gaming remote controls. Many of these items sit on the shelf unused for weeks at a time. Read morePublished 2 days ago by K. Kalish
I used to use these AA batteries, purchased new at Costco and used well before the several-year "expiration" date. For years they worked well, and then something changed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Seghers
Re-branded Duracell that leak leak LEAK and in some cases actually explode!! Horrible made-in-China crap!!! DURACELL/KIRKLAND batteries SUCK!!!Published 1 month ago by Kerrigan C. Gray
I'm getting kind of tired of the damage these batteries cause by leaking in the devices where they are used. Save a little on the battery, and loose the $$$ device.Published 2 months ago by Barb Murphy
I too am slowly purging Costco batteries out of any devices where they were used. I once worked with a guy who once worked in the Southeast at a dry cell battery plant. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C Weems
They leak acid way before their expiration which can often ruin your electronics.Published 4 months ago by Radhibillah
Leaked in my 2 year olds toy. This is nuts, do not buy these batteries!Published 4 months ago by Bill Hammock
Not able to give this product zero stars… See nasty picture belowPublished 5 months ago by pastorlinda