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Genuine Batteries

Warning on the hazards & risks of using non-genuine "Knock-off" batteries

"Knock-off" Makita Lithium-ion batteries may burst - causing fires, personal injuries or property damage

Makita Lithium-Ion batteries are manufactured to strict standards and are engineered with internal electronic circuitry to monitor the battery conditions when in use with Makita tools/equipment and chargers.

By using a non-genuine Makita "knock-off" battery or batteries that have been altered, the sophisticated electronic communication system between the battery and charger as well as between the battery and the tool/equipment may be defeated.

This will result in:

  • Voiding the Makita Warranty for the Makita tool/equipment and charger
  • Voiding the Australian Standards approval of the tool/equipment
When using non-genuine Makita batteries, there is also a risk of:
  • The battery bursting that may result in personal injury and/or property damage
  • Possible fire damage to the tool/equipment, the battery and/or the charger
  • Unknown tool/equipment performance

Makita Australia bears no liability for accidents, personal injury or property damage (or damage to batteries, tools/equipment or chargers) that occurs as a result of the use of "knock-off" batteries, or batteries that have been repaired or altered in any way.

Don’t be fooled! Genuine Makita batteries are black in color, have the Makita trademark logo with Lithium-Ion identification on both sides, and have the Makita trademark logo on the bottom of the battery. "Knock-off" batteries may appear to be similar to genuine Makita batteries but have no Makita branding on them. Makita only approves the use of genuine parts and accessories with Makita tools/equipment.

Makita does not approve the use of non-genuine or "knock-off" Lithium-Ion batteries which are marketed and sold by third parties for use in Makita Lithium-Ion cordless tools/equipment.

Image shows a non-genuine "knock-off" Makita battery that burst while being charged on a Makita charger.
Image shows a non-genuine "knock-off" Makita battery that burst while being charged on a Makita charger.

For genuine Makita batteries and products, always purchase from an Authorised Makita Dealer.

If there is any question whether your battery is a genuine Makita product, or if you have a performance issue with your Makita battery, tool/equipment, or charger, contact a Makita Service Agent or call 1300 361 690.