Posted on 31/01/2022 in Electric & Electronic Fire Safety 2022
Aviva warning on battery charge fire risks

One of Europe’s largest insurance companies, Aviva, says fires from battery charging are increasing and costing thousands. The company’s Head of Data Science, Sarah Applegate, points to fires with e-scooters, e-bicycles, e-cigarettes and other equipment. Examples of household insurance claims in 2021 believed to be caused by charging batteries are: 150 000 UK£ (e-scooter), 140 000 UK£ (e-cigarette), 150 000 UK£ (electric golf caddy) and 120 000 UK£ (batteries of a model aircraft).

“Aviva issues warning as battery chargers lead to fires”, 7th December 2021

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