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Lithium-ion Batteries

A Lithium-ion, or Li-ion, battery is a type of rechargeable battery used in many electronic devices. They are more popular than other types of batteries because they're fast to charge, last a long time, and contain a lot of power for their size.

Some common devices that are charged at home include:

Responsible use of Lithium-ion batteries makes them safe for everyday use. Due to chemicals inside them, they should always be charged, stored and disposed of responsibly. If the battery has been dropped or damaged, then the consequences can be catastrophic.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are working with partners including Electrical Safety First and ROSPA to promote safety information regarding lithium-ion batteries.

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