Lithium-Ion Battery Fires
What You Need to Know

What Are Lithium-Ion Batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries power many products including e-bikes, e-scooters, hoverboards, smart phones, laptops, and power tools. Compared to traditional battery technology, they charge faster, last longer, and have higher power density.

Why Can They Catch Fire?

These batteries are easily rechargeable and can store large amounts of energy in a small space. However, if not treated properly, lithium-ion batteries can extremely overheat, creating thermal runaway, which causes large, violent fires. Damaged, defective, or uncertified batteries have a greater risk of causing thermal runaway fires or explosions.

Tips to Help Keep You Safe

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Be Aware and Know When to Take Action
Know the Warning Signs

Be aware and on the look out for these warning signs that a failing lithium-ion battery may be about to catch fire.

If There's a Fire

Should your Lithium Ion Battery fail and catch fire, understanding your next steps could be the difference between life and death or serious injury.