Preventing fires caused by Lithium-ion batteries
As part of Fire Prevention Week, our public safety department would like to alert you to fires caused by overheating Lithium-ion batteries.
📛 Keep the following precautions in mind when using equipment powered by lithium-ion batteries:
✅ Never store electric bikes or scooters near doors or windows used as emergency exits in the event of fire.
✅ Never recharge your batteries unattended or leave them under charge overnight.
✅ Buy and use only equipment approved by laboratories such as ULC or CSA.
✅ Never charge your electronic devices under your pillow, on your bed or on a sofa.
✅ Use only rechargeable power cords supplied by the manufacturer and designed specifically for your equipment.
✅ Keep devices at room temperature, avoiding exposure to sunlight or flammable sources.
✅ If one of your batteries overheats, emits an odor, warps, changes color, leaks or makes an abnormal sound, stop using it immediately.
Watch the video: the dangers of lithium-ion batteries 🔋