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Battery Charging Safety Tips

Post Date:12/19/2016 3:15 PM

The City of Eastvale and CAL Fire Riverside want to advise residents that leaving batteries on a charger for long periods of time can cause the charger to overheat and catch fire.

Please review these important safety tips before charging a battery:

  • Keep sparks, flames, burning cigarettes and other ignition sources away at all times.
  • Be sure the room is properly ventilated.
  • Always wear protective safety goggles, gloves and an apron.
  • If acid splashes into eyes, flush immediately with cold water.
  • In case of acid spill, neutralize with baking soda.
  • Do NOT attempt to charge batteries unless you are properly trained.
  • NEVER leave charging batteries unattended.
  • If you smell or see smoke or a fire immediately dial 9-1-1.

Click here for additional Household Safety Tips.

Battery Charging Safety - RVC FD Eastvale


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