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Hi.. I think its more that people are lazy, also if the battery is cracked then they tend to leave it close to where it was removed. This is more of a hazmat issue, not everyone knows how to deal with H2SO4 leakage safely. What about Li-Ion, those things are nasty. Damage one of those and there could be a serious fire, this is becoming more of an issue with large Li-ion packs being used for lawnmowers, power tools and electric vehicles. Took one apart the other day and one of the cells had vented flammable electrolyte because the pack had been dropped from a height and shorted one cell against another.