WASHINGTON, DC 20549


                                   FORM 8-K/A

                                 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)

                                EXPLANATORY NOTE

     On 9 June 1997, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP was engaged as the Registrant's new
principal accountant to audit the Registrant's financial statements. The sole
purpose of this filing is to transmit the below letter from Coopers & Lybrand
L.L.P. dated June 12, 1997 addressing this change.

Item 7.  Exhibits.

         16. Letter from Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. regarding change in certifying


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

June 12, 1997

Securities and Exchange Commission
450 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20549


We have read the statements made by Rayovac Corporation (copy attached), which
we understand will be filed with the Commission, pursuant to Item 4 of Form 8-K,
as part of the Company's Form 8-K report for the month of June 1997. We agree
with the statements concerning our Firm in such Form 8-K.

Very truly yours,

Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P.