ESF & ReMA 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 […]

ESF & ReMA 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 […]

ESF & ReMA 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 […]

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 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 […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries: How and Where to Buy E-Bikes and Scooters

In the market for an e-bike, an electric scooter, or any other device powered by a lithium-ion battery? When shopping around, turn to trusted retailers, those who stand behind their products. Look for warranties and, before that first use or charge, familiarize yourself with the product manual. Trust in safety certifications by recognized testing labs […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries: E-Bike and Scooter Safety

You’ve got a new e-bike or scooter. Before you hop on for a ride, take a moment to read the manual, familiarize yourself with the charging process, and use the equipment provided by the manufacturer. Remember to plug directly into a wall outlet when charging. If you’re considering a backup battery, always use the manufacturer’s […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Signs of a Charging or Battery Problem

Lithium-ion batteries may not be able to talk, but they give off signs if something is wrong. Notice an odd odor, discoloration, or hear something unusual from your e-bike or electric scooter? These could be warning signs. If you sense something unusual, unplug the charging battery, and move the device away from flammable objects. To […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries: How to Charge and Where to Store

E-bikes and scooters, powered by lithium-ion batteries, enhance our lives, but with such convenience comes responsibility. When it’s time to charge, choose a flat, dry area away from children, sunlight — and most importantly, not near entrances where a fire could block an escape route. Always use a manufacturer-approved charger and avoid adapters when charging. […]