Battery World announces free smoke alarm batteries, no restrictions on purchases amid COVID-19 pandemic

BATTERY World Capalaba will hand out free smoke alarm batteries in April as the company decides against applying a limit to battery purchases at all stores across Australia.

DEAL: Battery World will hand out free smoke alarm batteries to customers who trade in their old ones on April 1 to 3.

DEAL: Battery World will hand out free smoke alarm batteries to customers who trade in their old ones on April 1 to 3.

It comes as Bunnings Warehouse limits customers to four items per transaction for things like cleaning and storage products, batteries and garden sprayers.

Battery World general manager Shawn Kerr said it was not the time to enforce limits as so many people were in self isolation and reliant on technology, particularly those working from home.

"Even our TV remotes have become key to people keeping sane when they have to spend so much time at home," he said.

"We have worked closely with suppliers to ensure our stores are well stocked. We have been through periods of increased demand before, during our horrendous bushfires, so have ensured a continual supply.

"We will remain open as long as the Government allows it, following the strictest of hygiene precautions as well as social distancing. We have batteries for 10,000 gadgets from hearing aids to wheelchairs to cars and motorbikes."

Mr Kerr said the company would offer free nine volt batteries from April 1 as part of the change your smoke alarm batteries campaign.

"Customers can bring in up to 10 of their old batteries for us to recycle and we will give them new batteries free next week from April 1 to 3," he said.

"If people have to be in their homes, with more things on charge than ever before, we can at least ensure they have safety measures in place."

The company has also boosted its 24 hour roadside assistance service, allowing people to call their local store and arrange battery delivery to their home.