Safety Tips For Battery items
Tips to Help Avoid Battery catch fire
You may have heard that e-cigarettes and other electronic items which contains built in or replaceable battery can catch fire and injure people. Although they appear rare. The exact causes of such incidents are not yet clear, but some evidence suggests that battery-related issues may lead to vape and other electronics products catching fire. The safety tips below may help you avoid a vape battery and other electronics products catching fire.
What Else Can I Do?
Until all batteries conform to strong and consistent safety standards, your best protection against battery catch fire may be knowing as much as possible about your device and how to properly handle and charge its batteries.
- Make sure you read and understand the manufacturer’s recommendations for use and care of your device. If your device did not come with instructions or you have further questions, contact the manufacturer.
- Don’t remove or disable safety features—like fire button locks or vent holes—that are designed to prevent battery overheating.
- Only use batteries recommended for your device. Don’t mix different brands of batteries, use batteries with different charge levels, or use old and new batteries together.
- Charge your device on a clean, flat surface, away from anything that can easily catch fire and someplace you can clearly see it—not a couch or pillow where it is more prone to overheat or get turned on accidentally.
- Protect your device from extreme temperatures by not leaving it in direct sunlight or in your car on a freezing cold night.
How Do I Report a Battery catch fire to a company?
- The name of the device manufacturer
- The brand name, model, and serial number of the product.
- The brand name and model of the battery
- Where it was purchased
- Whether the product was used differently than intended by the manufacturer
- Whether the product was modified in any way