Protect your family from injuries from batteries and battery chargers
Fires and injuries from batteries are not uncommon. Last week we were reminded of the possible loss of limb or life due to battery malfunctions.
The best of the best technologies are not exempt from fire damage and destruction.
In this case, 2 days after the wreck the battery pack reignites and has to be extinguished. That is 48 hours after the trained crew at Mountain View Fire Department put out the fire and removed the vehicle from the crash site.
Who Is Safe?
It seems that the Amish community is the only population in the United States that can rest easy at night knowing they will not wake up in an inferno due to a battery or battery charge catching fire.
Always remember, if it plugs in, it is a potential fire. We talked about electric cars here, but also want to bring everything from an alarm clock to a Zamboni to your attention. Please don’t forget the little batteries in your smoke alarm. If you are concerned please read on. Learn how to protect your family and friends by staying up to date on product recalls.
Here are a few things to think about:
- Register all electronic products. You know those little cards that come in the box? Yes fill them out and the company will let you know if there are any product recalls.
- Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commision and search your products.
- Purchase a battery charger bag.
- Have a fire extinguisher ready to handle the fire if one should arise.
This is not a complete list, but a starting point to get you to think about the dangers associated with batteries and the chargers they plug into.
If you have any battery fires in your home or office please call 806-744-1100 and ask for James Perrin.