The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESFI) is launching its 2023 holiday safety campaign in conjunction with the Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). The goal of the campaign is to educate consumers how they can take charge of battery safety by making safe choices when purchasing or receiving lithium-ion battery-powered devices. ESFI’s campaign will provide information on how to avoid injuries and fires caused by lithium-ion batteries. Micromobility devices powered by these batteries, including e-bikes and scooters, are safe with proper care, but caution must be taken to keep the batteries in working order.

“In many cities, lithium-ion batteries have become one of the leading causes of fires and fire deaths,” said ESFI President Brett Brenner. “When used properly,  these batteries are safe, but if they overheat or incur damage, they can cause fires. Learn how to charge your lithium-ion battery-powered devices correctly to keep yourself safe.”

“FSRI is continuing our tradition of developing actionable public safety messaging based on our scientific research. As the use of lithium-ion battery-powered devices increases in our