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Energizer Batteries Exposed: NewsTarget Investigation Reveals Truth About "D" Rechargeable Batteries

Friday, November 02, 2007
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: rechargeable batteries, NiMH batteries, health news

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A NewsTarget photo investigation reveals that Energizer "D" Rechargeable batteries are no more powerful than common "AA" rechargeable batteries. In fact, an off-the-shelf Energizer "D" rechargeable battery is actually made of a much smaller AA-capacity battery wrapped in a cheap plastic cylinder with air gaps, designed to make it appear physically like a "D" battery while only delivering the performance of an "AA" battery (2500 mAh). Full details are revealed in this NewsTarget Phototour: http://www.newstarget.com/PhotoTour_Energize...

The photos, taken by NewsTarget editor Mike Adams, reveal what's really behind the Energizer "D" rechargeable battery: A plastic cylinder, air gaps and a much smaller AA-style battery that only delivers 2500mAh of power. Competing rechargeable "D" batteries on the market deliver a much as 11,000mAh of power and are priced at only slightly more cost than the Energizer "D" battery (which costs approximately 400% more than Energizer's 2500mAH "AA" battery of the same capacity).

Note from the editor: I believe these Energizer "D" rechargeable batteries are deceptively marketed and made to appear to be high-capacity batteries when, in reality, they are nothing more than common AA-capacity batteries inside. I am warning consumers to be aware of this apparent battery deception and to avoid purchasing Energizer rechargeable batteries. Recommend honest brands are Sony, Sanyo and Powerex, all of which are available in much higher capacities than the Energizer "D" battery (at about the same cost).

I believe that rechargeable batteries are an important "green living" technology that can help consumers be less wasteful in their use of valuable earth resources. NiMH batteries can be reused 1,000 times before being thrown away, greatly reducing landfill and the introduction of toxic metals into the environment. Energizer's intentional manufacture and marketing of a "crippled" D battery is hampering the ability of consumers to purchase reliable high-capacity rechargeable "D" batteries. By doing so, the Energizer company is, in my opinion, engaged in practices that are extremely unfriendly to both the environment and consumers.

I believe the Energizer company has a responsibility to consumers to produce an honest line of rechargeable batteries that delivers the power density expected by consumers and implied by the battery's shape and size. But the prettty Energizer label reveals a startling secret inside these "D" batteries: Cheap plastic filler and a "crippled" low-capacity battery inside. It's like buying a Ford F350 truck with a V8 engine inside, then opening the hood and discovering a tiny 4-banger engine hidden inside a fake plastic V8 engine shell.

Read my full report for details: http://www.newstarget.com/PhotoTour_Energize...

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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