Lithium-ion battery fire dangers
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NBC TV network Today news shows lithium ion battery fires with videos of batteries catching fire and exploding in the home and in industry. New York recorded 216 lithium-ion battery fires in 2022, with 147 injuries and 6 deaths. Full-scale furnished room testing is shown, commented by Steve Kerber of UL. An e-scooter battery is deliberately overcharged. After two hours, smoke appears. Seventeen seconds later it explodes. 12 minutes later the room is engulfed with flames. Experience of Arizona firefighters in a battery energy storage unit explosion is presented. NBC News recommends to buy certified batteries, never overcharge and not charge when unattended.
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