Washington, Jan 10: The US Shopper Product Security Fee (CPSC) has warned that customers mustn’t purchase or use a selected kind of lithium-ion battery cells — utilized in vapes, e-cigarettes, flashlights and toys — resulting from attainable fireplace and even dying danger.
The Fee stated it’s working with e-commerce websites like ‘eBay’ to take away listings of unfastened “18650 lithium-ion” batteries.
“These cells are manufactured as industrial component parts of battery packs and are not intended for individual sale to consumers. However, they are being separated, rewrapped and sold as new consumer batteries, typically on the Internet,” the CPSC stated in an announcement on Saturday. E-cigarettes Can Be ‘Gateway’ to Cigarettes for Teenagers with No Prior Intention to Smoke, Finds Research.
The accidents associated to exploding 18650 cells have been within the information however the frequency has elevated within the current previous, as these at the moment are out there on widespread e-commerce websites in addition to with wholesale retailers.
“Specifically these battery cells may have exposed metal positive and negative terminals that can short-circuit when they come into contact with metal objects such as keys or loose change in a pocket,” the Fee warned.
As soon as shorted, unfastened cells might overheat and expertise thermal runaway, igniting the cell’s inner supplies and forcibly expelling burning contents, leading to fires, explosions, critical accidents and even dying.
“Unfortunately a growing number of small consumer products such as vaping devices, personal fans, headlamps and some toys are using loose 18650s as a power source,” the CPSC knowledgeable.
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