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During National Electrical Safety Month, NFPA Launches Lithium-Ion Battery Resources


In support of National Electrical Safety Month, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering a number of free resources to help residents and first responders stay safer and avoid risks associated with lithium-ion batteries.

With the surge of consumer smartphones, laptops, and tablets, and micromobility devices that include e-bikes, e-scooters, and electric vehicles (EV), lithium-ion battery use is also on the rise. However, these batteries can also release toxic gases and cause fires and explosions.

NFPA’s resources include a 10-minute safety lesson plan, EV and hover board safety tip sheets, and guides, reports, and videos for first responders.

“Lithium-ion batteries power the lives of millions of people every day, but what many consumers may not know is that these batteries can pose a fire risk if they are used or recharged improperly, are damaged, or fail to operate safely,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. “During Electrical Safety Month, NFPA is taking action to help educate the public about ways they can protect their lithium-ion battery-powered devices and vehicles and safeguard their families and property.”

Access the resources and learn more about National Electrical Safety Month on NFPA’s news release.

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