Kodak used to dominate the camera film industry. Kodak AAA and AA batteries, however, leak after a few months. Both batteries have ruined many of my gadgets.
At least their not exploding or catching fire like Amazon Basics are. Same problem though cheap manufacturers using cheap materials.
All you have to do is look on the battery... MADE IN CHINA is more likely your problem. I look at everything these days.
No argument there, old and dead batteries will always leak. Chinese batteries leak faster and don't live out anywhere near their expiration. Date.
Those batteries aren't even really Kodak as that company went bankrupt several years ago. Whoever's making & selling them may have licensed the trademark or maybe flat out ripped it off. I've had a similar experience with bust buy batteries (their insignia brand), year & half ago I got a box of batteries $10 in store, 4x C & D size, a 9V, dozen each of AA & AAA. Several had leaked when I got them home & the rest have a stunningly short lifespan. Something people often forget is to look at the chemistry of the batteries, its often listed on the package, Carbon / zinc (the cheapest) are among the worst for leakage & short life. But it's not hard to find batteries that are a bit better without getting hosed by the expensive brands. Can sometimes even get some that are decent at dollar stores if you pay attention to the labels.