WASHINGTON, DC 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)         6 June 1997

                               Rayovac Corporation
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               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Wisconsin                           333-17895                   22-2423556
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(State or Other Jurisdiction       (Commission                 (IRS Employer
     of Incorporation)             File Number)              Identification No.)

601 Rayovac Drive, Madison, WI                                      53711
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(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                          (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code        (608) 275-3340

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          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Item 4.  Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.

         (a) Former Auditors.

             (i)    On 6 June 1997, the Board of Directors of Rayovac
                    Corporation (the "Registrant"), upon the recommendation of
                    the Audit Committee, directed management to dismiss Coopers
                    & Lybrand L.L.P., the Registrant's former principal
                    accountant, engaged to audit the Registrant's financial

             (ii)   No report of the former principal accountant on the
                    financial statements of the Registrant for either of the
                    past two years contained an adverse opinion or a disclaimer
                    of opinion, or was qualified or modified as to uncertainty,
                    audit scope, or accounting principles.

             (iii)  A decision to change accountants was approved by the Audit
                    Committee of the Board of Directors.

             (iv)   During the Registrant's two most recent fiscal years and all
                    subsequent interim periods preceding the dismissal, there
                    was no disagreement with the former principal accountant on
                    any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial
                    statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which
                    disagreement, if not resolved to the satisfaction of the
                    former principal accountant, would have caused it to make
                    reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in
                    connection with its report.

         (b) New Auditors.

             On 9 June 1997, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP was engaged as the 
             Registrant's new principal accountant to audit the Registrant's
             financial statements.

Item 7.  Exhibits.

         16. Letter from Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. regarding change in certifying
             accounts (to be filed by amendment).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          Rayovac Corporation

Date: 10 June 1997                        By: /s/ James A. Broderick
                                              James A. Broderick
                                              Vice President, General Counsel
                                              and Secretary