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Posted on: April 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Advisory - Lithium-Ion Battery Hoverboard Safety


Recently, the Commonwealth has experienced two fires involving hoverboard, self balancing scooters and as such has prepared some safety tips when dealing with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

Similar fires have been reported across the nation. With the scrutiny of these fire investigations, the safety of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries has come into question.

Lithium-ion batteries are used in a variety of electronic devices and are a common form of rechargeable battery. When used and stored properly, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are no less safe than traditional alkaline batteries.

Safety tips....
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