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Battery Fire Safety

The consequences of a battery fire can range from the loss of the device to serious injury or property damage.

Battery fires are becoming increasingly common as people use more and more electronic devices powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These batteries offer high energy density and longer battery life, but they also present fire hazards due to their chemical composition and the high temperatures they can reach when overcharged or damaged. The consequences of a battery fire can range from the loss of the device to serious injury or property damage. Therefore, it is important to understand battery fire safety and take preventative measures to reduce the risk of a fire. This includes properly storing and handling rechargeable batteries, using devices with safety features such as overcharge and over-discharge protection, and knowing what to do in case of a battery fire emergency. By taking these precautions, we can minimize the risk of battery fires and ensure the safety of ourselves and those around us.

Battery Fire Safety

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Lithium-ion batteries and other types of batteries present fire dangers if community residents don’t follow product instructions when using, storing, or disposing of them.

Safety Tips

    • Stop using lithium-ion batteries if you notice an odor, change in color, too much heat, change in shape, leaking, or odd noises.
    • Don’t put lithium-ion batteries in the trash. Recycle them at your local battery recycling location.
    • Store spare lithium-ion batteries away from anything that can burn.
    • Don’t put lithium-ion batteries in direct sunlight or keep them in hot cars. This is a fire risk.
    • Remove lithium-ion batteries from your checked smart luggage and keep them with you on the plane.
    • Remove spare, loose lithium-ion batteries from checked luggage and keep them with you on the plane.
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