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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