Last evening, I read about this on another forum: An MDer was carrying two spare 9 volt batteries in his pocket and ended up with a burn on his leg. Apparently the posts on one of them were touching the other battery case.
I did some quick Googling, and immediately ran across a news article from this summer, where a 9 volt started a fire in a junk drawer in a house. They had recently cleaned out the drawer and put all of their batteries in a baggy in the drawer.
My girlfriend carries two 9 volts in her pouch, as spares for our Propointers. About 20 minutes after I told her about it, I saw her covering the posts with electrical tape.
this happened to me one time, I was carrying a spare battery pack holding 8 AA's in my Pocket with some change. it not only
started burning my leg it melted & destroyed the Battery pack.
after that I always kept battery packs in my pocket, in a Plastic baggie,
and now just keep a single 9 volt for my pinpointer
by itself, in the small fob pocket in my jeans
Now come on you guy's should know better than this.lol Hasn't happened to me yet but then again maybe sometime down the road i'll be in a hurry and end up doing it myself,don't they make holders for batteries so this don't happen?