E-cigarettes are becoming a popular alternative to tobacco, but we must be mindful of the risks associated from a fire perspective.
A recent press release from the Chief Fire officers association highlighted some safety tips on charging e-cigarettes following an incident where a man in Merseyside tragically lost his life
E-cigarette users are advised by the CFOA to follow these safety tips when charging:
- Always use the correct charger and follow the manufacturer’s instructions
- Never charge a battery that has signs of damage, that has been dropped, or has been subjected to impact
- Never plug a charger into a non-approved mains power transformer
- Check that your e-cigarette battery has overcharge or overheat protection
- Remove the battery from charge when complete – don’t over charge
- Never leave a battery on charge unattended
- Don’t use if wet or exposed to water
- Do not over tighten the atomiser or when connecting to charger
- Ensure that you dispose of batteries correctly.
If you are unsure on any items and need some advice please don’t hesitate to contact the Fire FM team on 01582 668500