ESF & ReMA How to Recycle Batteries: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is the only proper way of disposing of the battery. Not recycling lithium-ion batteries can cause fires, and by recycling batteries, the valuable materials in them will be reused. Visit Call2Recycle.org to find a local battery recycling location.  Never place batteries in regular waste and recycling bins. They will likely catch fire. […]

ESF & ReMA How to Spot Battery Problems: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in cell phones, tablets, laptops, electric bikes and scooters, toothbrushes, and backup batteries, along with other regularly used devices. Damaged or defective batteries can cause fires. Learn how to spot a problem. Signs of a Battery Problem: Change in the battery color Sweet electrical burning odor emitted from the battery […]

ESF & ReMA How to Store and Charge Batteries: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries are in all types of devices we use every day. These batteries can be found in cell phones, tablets, electric bikes and scooters, toothbrushes, and backup batteries. When purchased and used correctly, lithium-ion batteries can provide a valuable service, but there is a risk of fire and injury if uncertified batteries or chargers […]

ESF & ReMA Importance of Proper Recycling: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries must be recycled rather than disposed of because not recycling them can cause fires. There has been a 41% increase in catastrophic losses at material recovery facilities. Recycling helps the environment and is the safest and most efficient way to process a battery at its end of life.  Never place batteries in regular […]

NFPA® 70B: Step-by-Step Compliance – Schneider Electric

The 2023 edition of the NFPA 70B represents a significant shift in the approach to electrical equipment maintenance. Previously considered a “Recommended Practice,” NFPA 70B is now a “Standard” containing mandatory language and requirements. This change makes NFPA 70B a key driver of electrical maintenance and safety in the United States (U.S.) – including inspection […]

Importance of Proper Recycling: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries must be recycled rather than disposed of because not recycling them can cause fires. There has been a 41% increase in catastrophic losses at material recovery facilities. Recycling helps the environment and is the safest and most efficient way to process a battery at its end of life.  Never place batteries in regular […]

How to Store and Charge Batteries: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries are in all types of devices we use every day. These batteries can be found in cell phones, tablets, electric bikes and scooters, toothbrushes, and backup batteries. When purchased and used correctly, lithium-ion batteries can provide a valuable service, but there is a risk of fire and injury if uncertified batteries or chargers […]

How to Spot Battery Problems: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in cell phones, tablets, laptops, electric bikes and scooters, toothbrushes, and backup batteries, along with other regularly used devices. Damaged or defective batteries can cause fires. Learn how to spot a problem. Signs of a Battery Problem: Change in the battery color Sweet electrical burning odor emitted from the battery […]

How to Recycle Batteries: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is the only proper way of disposing of the battery. Not recycling lithium-ion batteries can cause fires, and by recycling batteries, the valuable materials in them will be reused. Visit Call2Recycle.org to find a local battery recycling location.  Never place batteries in regular waste and recycling bins. They will likely catch fire. […]

First Responder Safety: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Lithium-ion batteries can be found in a number of widely used devices, including e-mobility devices (e-bikes/scooters), electric vehicles, portable energy storage systems, and solar installations. It’s important to identify lithium-ion battery fires due to the unique threats caused by the batteries. Lithium-ion Uses Cellphones Backup batteries Laptops Electric vehicles Commercial and residential solar installation Electric […]

First Responder Safety – How to Extinguish: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

How to Extinguish Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Lithium-ion battery fires have unique threats, which include reignition and explosion if they are not extinguished properly. Hazardous energy may still exist even after the battery or device is shut down. Electrolyte Spills Identify the chemistry involved to know the response. Reference any pre-plan info if available.  Interview any […]

Damaged EV Battery: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

Electric Vehicle Battery Identification & Transportation, After Damage Automotive batteries (12v, hybrid, and EV batteries) pose a risk if not properly prepared and transported, using all necessary standard operating procedures. This danger can be higher if the battery systems in the vehicles have been compromised in an accident. Lithium-ion batteries contain high energy and present […]