Washington, D.C. 20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G

                    Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                 Rayovac Corporation
                                (Name of Issuer)

                     Common Stock, $.01 par value per share
                         (Title and Class of Securities)

                                   755081 10 6
                                 (CUSIP Number)

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(1)  Names of  Reporting  Person  

          Thomas H. Lee

(2)  Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

     (a)  ___.

     (b)  _X_.

(3)  SEC Use Only

(4)  Citizenship or Place of Organization


Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power -0-
Beneficially        (6)  Shared Voting Power  1,515,753
Owned by Each
Reporting           (7)  Sole Dispositive Power -0-
Person With
                    (8)  Shared Dispositive Power 1,515,753

(9)  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person - 1,515,753

(10) Check if Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares __________.

(11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9 - 5.5%

(12) Type of Reporting Person


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Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:

         Rayovac Corporation

Item 1(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

         601 Rayovac Drive
         Madison, WI  53711-2492

Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing:

         See Item (1) of the cover pages

Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office:

         c/o Thomas H. Lee Company
         75 State Street
         Boston, MA 02109

Item 2(c). Citizenship:

         See item (4) of cover pages

Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities:

         United States

Item 2(e). CUSIP Number:

         755081 10 6

Item 3.    Nature of Person Filing:

         Not applicable

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Item 4.    Ownership:

           (a) Amount Beneficially Owned:

               See item (9) of cover pages

           (b) Percent of Class:

               See Item (11) of cover pages

           (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

               (i)   sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
                     See item (5) of cover pages
               (ii)  shared power to vote or to direct the vote:
                     See item (6) of cover pages
               (iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:
                     See item (7) of cover pages
               (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the dispositon of:
                     See item (8) of cover pages

     NOTE:     Due to an existing relationship among the reporting person, 
               THL Investment Management Corp. and THL-CCI Investors Limited 
               Partnership, the reporting person may be deemed to beneficially 
               own an aggregate of 1,515,753 shares owned by THL-CCI Investors 
               Limited Partnership.  The reporting person disclaims beneficial 
               ownership of such shares except to the extent of his direct
               pecuniary interest.
Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of Class:

          Not Applicable


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Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person:

         Not applicable

Item 7.  Identification  and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired
         the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company:

         Not applicable

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group:

         Not applicable

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group:

         Not applicable

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Item 10. Certification:

         Not applicable.

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     After  reasonable  inquiry and to the best of my  knowledge  and belief,  I
certify that the information  set forth in this statement is true,  complete and


                               /s/Thomas H. Lee
                               Thomas H. Lee