Safety, Regulatory & Legal
Battery Use & Safety
Battery Use & Safety
The following battery use and safety information applies to all Motorola mobile devices. If
your mobile device uses a non-removable main battery (as stated in your product
information), details related to handling and replacing your battery should be
disregarded—the battery should only be replaced by a Motorola-approved service facility,
and any attempt to remove or replace your battery may damage the product.
Important: Handle and store batteries properly to avoid injury or damage. Most
battery issues arise from improper handling of batteries, and particularly from the continued
use of damaged batteries.
• Don't disassemble, crush, puncture, shred, or otherwise attempt to change the
form of your battery.
• Don't let the mobile device or battery come in contact with liquids.* Liquids can
get into the mobile device's circuits, leading to corrosion.
• Don't allow the battery to touch metal objects. If metal objects, such as jewelry, stay
in prolonged contact with the battery contact points, the battery could become very hot.
• Don't place your mobile device or battery near a heat source.* High temperatures
can cause the battery to swell, leak, or malfunction.
• Don't dry a wet or damp battery with an appliance or heat source, such as a hair
dryer or microwave oven.
• Do avoid leaving your mobile device in your car in high temperatures.*
• Do avoid dropping the mobile device or battery.* Dropping these items, especially
on a hard surface, can potentially cause damage.*
• Do contact your service provider or Motorola if your mobile device or battery
has been damaged by dropping, liquids or high temperatures.
* Note: Always make sure that the battery compartment and any connector covers are
closed and secure to avoid direct exposure of the battery to any of these conditions, even if
your product information states that your mobile device can resist damage from these
Important: Motorola recommends you always use Motorola-branded batteries and
chargers for quality assurance and safeguards. Motorola's warranty does not cover
damage to the mobile device caused by non-Motorola batteries and/or chargers. To help you
identify authentic Motorola batteries from non-original or counterfeit batteries (that may not
have adequate safety protection), Motorola provides holograms on its batteries. You should
confirm that any battery you purchase has a "Motorola Original" hologram.
If you see a message on your display such as Invalid Battery or Unable to Charge,
take the following steps:
• Remove the battery and inspect it to confirm that it has a "Motorola Original" hologram;
• If there is no hologram, the battery is not a Motorola battery;
• If there is a hologram, replace the battery and try charging it again;
• If the message remains, contact a Motorola authorized service center.
Warning: Use of a non-Motorola battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion,
leakage, or other hazard.
Proper and safe battery disposal and recycling: Proper battery disposal is not only
important for safety, it benefits the environment. You can recycle your used batteries in many
retail or service provider locations. Additional information on proper disposal and recycling
can be found at www.motorola.com/recycling
Disposal: Promptly dispose of used batteries in accordance with local
regulations. Contact your local recycling center or national recycling organizations
for more information on how to dispose of batteries.
Warning: Never dispose of batteries in a fire because they may explode.
Notes for charging your product's battery:
• During charging, keep your battery and charger near room temperature for efficient
• New batteries are not fully charged.
• New batteries or batteries stored for a long time may take more time to charge.
• Motorola batteries and charging systems have circuitry that protects the battery from
damage from overcharging.