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Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

February 2, 2024

These batteries power everything from computers and phones to e-scooters and cars. They also store a large amount of energy in a small space. In rare cases, if they are damaged or used improperly, they can overheat, catch fire or even explode. For more information on battery safety, refer to these tips from the University Fire Marshal and NYS Fire Prevention bulletin.