Battery fire damage stats
- 34 fires caused by rechargeable batteries from January 1, 2021, to August 22, 2022
- Over $12,200,000 in damage
- 7 fire related injuries and 5 fire deaths as a result
Rechargeable batteries, such as lithium ion (Li-ion), nickel cadmium (NiCd), nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), supply power to many kinds of devices including:
- Smart phones
- Smoke alarms
Take care when using them. In some cases, they can cause a fire or explosion.