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Jump-Starting Your Car

Trauma & Safety

Every year, many people suffer severe eye injuries because they do not take proper precautions while jump-starting their car. A spark caused by hooking up the jumper cables can ignite fumes and cause the battery to explode. Battery acid and flying battery parts can strike your face and eyes and can blind you.

Here are a few simple precautions to avoid a serious injury:

If an injury does occur, contact your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) or go to the emergency room immediately.