Already contacted him and got a return address to an apartment in Joplin, Missouri and another email asking which way I inserted the batteries. I know all about polarity.Bummer. IQS will definitely take care of you!
What batteries did you put in them first? I have heard that some of the Lithium (Energizer Ultimates maybe?) fry pens ...
Let us know what you hear. Make sure you email him to let him know the return USPS tracking #, and remind him when thety arrive, becasue I think it is a PO box that he has to go to.
I tried a Sunbeam "Super Heavy Duty" (that was included in the #100 from him) which I believe to be zinc-carbon, 3 different Energizer alkalines, and 3 different Rayovac alkalines, no lithiums or under voltage rechargeables, and finally since they never worked to begin with, reverse polarity.
Edit: Also used forceps to reach in and gently pull out the spring.