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Lebanon Fire Department

Posted on: May 3, 2022

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium Ion Batteries

The Lebanon Fire department reminds everyone to use caution and be aware of hazards with the use and storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries. Lithium-ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smartphones, laptops, scooters, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms, toys, and even cars. In rare cases, they can cause a fire or explosion.

Stop using the battery if you notice any of the following:

  • Odor
  • Change in color
  • Too much heat
  • Change in shape
  • Leaking
  • Odd noises

If you notice any of the above signs and it is safe to do so, move the device away from anything that can catch fire. Call 9-1-1.

For more information, safety tips, and battery disposal, please click here

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