Lithium-ion Battery Fire Safety

Lithium-ion Battery Fire Safety

From electric vehicles to toys, the demand for lithium-ion batteries is growing. Check out the graph below to see the exponential growth of these batteries from 2016 to 2022.     

IEA, Overall supply and demand of lithium for batteries by sector, 2016-2022, IEA, Paris, IEA. Licence: CC BY 4.0

While some may consider lithium-ion batteries a “big win” in the energy storage scene, this technology raises some unique fire safety concerns. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 25,000 fire or overheating incidents in lithium-ion batteries occurred in a five-year period. Furthermore, heat, smoke, toxic gases, and the potential for explosions are all dangers associated with lithium-ion battery fires. As more lithium-battery powered devices hit the streets or enter our homes, our experts at USAFP are here to help you stay safe from fire. Use the lithium-ion battery fire safety tips below to keep yourself and your community safe:

In addition to following these helpful tips, our experts encourage the installation and proper maintenance of the latest fire and life safety systems. As the largest full-service fire protection solution provider in the Midwest, we have the resources and experience necessary to take on any project, large and small.

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