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Kirkland Signature AA 1.5V Alkaline Batteries, 48 pack

1.5 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

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  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • ASIN: B0015UVOJU
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,933 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)

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Sept. 2011. I did not know these batteries have a history of leaking until now! My Pentax SLR camera was not used for 4 months - took it out of the file cabinet in my dry office and saw white powder around the battery case. Battery acid all over the inside of the battery case. The batteries were date stamped good until May of 2015. Am taking it to the Costco returns desk - will they pay to have my camera cleaned/repaired? Check back for the answer in a few days....

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!
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All these Kirkland AA batteries leak and wreck anything you put them in via corrosive damage. I can even see corrosion on a new unused battery in the pack with an expiration date printed on the battery of "Best if Installed by Dec 2022"! Would you say Costco came up a little shy of their performance goal?

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.
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We just had a major power outage. I grabbed my 4 Stanley tripod flashlights which are perfect for power outages. Three didn't work so I went to change the batteries and found them all full of the white powder typical of leaking batteries. They leaked so badly (and expanded) it took me several minutes to get the batteries out. The "best if installed by" date on the batteries is March 2016. The one flashlight that worked fine had Duracell Coppertop batteries installed. The only words I can think to write are "never again". Honestly, if you live in an area where some act of god or accident may cause power outages check your flashlights - if they have Kirkland AA batteries give yourself some peace of mind and change them out for another brand.

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.
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This past year I have noticed that all the Costco AA batteries I have put into remotes, weather radios, clocks, you name it, have leaked. It has caused more work for me to clean up the items, clean out the corrosion, and replace with Duracell. I will not purchase Costco batteries again. I have also noticed over the past year that things are changing at Costco. They seem to be getting more of a don't care attitude and prices are not that competitive from regular grocery stores on many items.
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Kirkland Signature AA Batteries - Another story of leaking & Damage

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!!!
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Kirkland AA batteries purchased from Costco leaked within a short period of time in every toy, flashlight, and electronic device they were put in! We thought we were getting a deal, but paid an expensive price when we had to clean or replace everything the batteries were used in, including a GPS device and kid's camera. We have switched to Duracell or equivalent and have had no issues since. Very frustrated... no scratch that... infuriated!!! Negative stars. Buyer beware!
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I have bought three 48-count AA battery bricks over the last decade or so. The savings over other battery brands and my faith in the Kirkland Signature label, which adorns many other items I continue to like, made my purchase seem like a no-brainer.

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.
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