Fires caused by lithium-ion batteries have dramatically risen in the United States. These rechargeable batteries are found in electric bikes, mopeds, and scooters. Damaged or unstable batteries and improper charging, storage, and disposal can cause batteries to overheat, leading to an explosive, aggressive fire that rapidly spreads. These fires are also challenging to extinguish and can reignite. Call 911 if your battery starts to smoke or catches fire.
Use Approved Batteries
Only purchase and use devices with a reputable testing agency mark, such as UL. These show the product has been safety tested.Use Supplied Charger
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for charging and storage. Only use the correct cord and power adapter made for the device.Use The Wall Outlet
Always plug directly into a wall electrical outlet for charging.Make Sure You Can Get Out
Never block your primary way in or out of a room/apartment.Store In Open Space
Batteries should be stored away from anything flammable. (Ex. Pillow, bed, or couch)No Overnight Charging
Do not leave devices unattended while charging them or charge them overnight.Keep Away From Heat
Keep batteries and devices at room temperature. Keep away from direct sunlight and any heat source.Dispose Of Batteries Safely
Do not place lithium-ion batteries in the trash or recycling bin. Find an approved battery recycling center near you.