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Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries are found in many electronics products including laptops, cellphones, electric vehicles, and power generators. In rare cases, they can overheat, catch fire, or explode.

Some reasons a lithium-ion battery could fail include:

  • Overcharging: overcharged lithium-ion batteries can rupture, overheat, catch fire, or explode.

  • Exposure to extreme temperatures: extreme cold and heat can affect battery charging. For best results, please keep lithium-ion batteries in moderate temperature conditions.

  • Impacts: impacts that cause dents or punctures can lead to battery malfunctions including overheating, catching fire, or explosion.

Lithium-ion batteries are considered hazardous goods and may be subject to a hazardous goods fee. Some factors that impact the classification of lithium-ion batteries include the size and capacity of the battery, number of batteries, and battery enclosure.

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