Batteries fall apart?

Hi guys.

My GF recently ordered some very cheap batteries. She had to refresh them and wanted to insert new ones and the old, empty one fell apart.
She looked for the other, new ones and guess what, even more of them (completely new) fell apart as well.

Any thoughts about this?

Not sure if they’re mercury, silver-oxide, or lithium based, but I’d try my best not to touch those cells just in case. :slight_smile:

Camelion batteries… that’s your problem… LR44s are alkaline - 1.5V
Replace with a reputable brand.

So the reason is just that it´s very crappy quality?