Chicago, IL – Local Experts Emphasize the Importance of Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

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Chicago area residents are being urged to understand the risks associated with lithium-ion batteries, which are found in many everyday devices but can pose serious fire hazards if not handled correctly. The campaign “Take C.H.A.R.G.E. of Battery Safety” emphasizes the importance of choosing certified lithium-ion products and following safety guidelines to prevent accidents.

According to safety advocates, improper storage or use of these batteries can lead to dangerous situations, including fires that are difficult to extinguish with water. Lithium-ion batteries should be kept away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight, and devices containing these batteries should not be charged overnight or left unattended while charging.

The campaign highlights that from the first sign of a battery issue, individuals may have less than a minute to react before a fire becomes uncontrollable. They recommend listening for unusual noises from the batteries, such as hissing sounds, and watching for signs like excessive heat or an odd smell, which could indicate imminent danger.

For more information on how to handle these batteries safely and to watch educational videos on the topic, residents can visit the dedicated website at batteryfiresafety.org.

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