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Battery Fire Safety

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.

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You should store lithium-ion batteries at room temperature when possible. Do not charge them at temperatures below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) or above 105 degrees F (40 degrees C).

Source: NFPA PDF

Share these safety tips to help increase awareness in your community about the fire dangers of lithium-ion and other types of batteries.

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  • Choose certified products.
  • Handle with care.
  • Always stay alert.
  • Recycle properly.
  • Get out quickly.
  • Educate others.

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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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