Exploding lithium-ion batteries have been increasingly in the news over the last few years. These batteries, used in thousands of toys and electronics for their powerful charge and minimal weight, have been found to be the cause of hundreds of explosions. Products ranging from iPhones to e-cigarettes and laptops to hoverboards are all powered by lithium-ion batteries. These lightweight batteries are powerful yet dangerous and volatile when heated up.
What causes the explosions?
There isn’t a short explanation on the causes of the explosions. According to Wired Magazine,
“By nature, lithium-ion batteries are dangerous. Inside, the main line of defense against short circuiting is a thin and porous slip of polypropylene that keeps the electrodes from touching. If that separator is breached, the electrodes come in contact, and things get very hot very quickly. The batteries are also filled with a flammable electrolyte, one that can combust when it heats up, then really get going once oxygen hits it. Not scary enough? That liquid is mixed with a compound that can burn your skin.”
The bottom line is that the explosions can be caused by myriad factors including production problems, design flaws, problems with the charger, and damage caused by the user. The explosions have caused minor and severe burns and injuries and have damaged and destroyed homes and lives. Several companies including Samsung and Sony and have been forced to recall electronics using lithium-ion batteries in an attempt to prevent further explosions.
Tips to stay safe with electronics
If you notice any odors from a lithium-ion battery along with extreme heat, chemical leaking, noises, or heat; keep your family, pets and property away. These signals could mean that the battery may explode. In addition, follow these tips:
Companies need to be held accountable when they fail to make products that are safe for consumer use. The manufacturer may be liable for injuries or damage caused by poorly designed or malfunctioning lithium-ion battery product explosions.
What to do if you have a defective product
If you or your loved ones were injured from a fire or explosion from an e-cigarette, a laptop, cellphone, or other lithium-ion battery product, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. may be able to help. Contact us at (954) 428-9333 or www.goldmandaszkal.com.
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 DON’T BLAME THE BATTERIES FOR EVERY LITHIUM-ION EXPLOSION by TIM MOYNIHAN 03.19.1707:00 AM. https://www.wired.com/2017/03/dont-blame-batteries-every-lithium-ion-explosion/
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