We have all heard and seen graphic images in news stories covering incidents related to vaping product batteries venting and / or exploding. Though they are quite rare, for the persons around and involved in these incidents, they are very real, very scary and in some cases cause significant pain or injury. As a standards organization, we take these incidents very seriously and everyone should.
More often than not, we have observed that a majority of these incidents are a direct result of improper handling and / or lack of understanding about risks and limitations of the batteries and devices being used.
In a Canada-wide effort to help educate consumers (or anyone) with battery handling and safety information, ECTA, CVA and Innokin have joined forces to launch Battery Safety Week.
Though we’ve had some unforeseen shipping delays, beginning on April 23rd, you will begin seeing posters and placards in retail shops across Canada as well as on-line and across social media.
As part of the event, 50,000 silicon protective battery cases are being distributed to shops across Canada and are to be given to customers free of charge (or provided with purchased batteries in Quebec locations). This will continue throughout the week, while supplies last.
We hope everyone takes advantage of this event and helps spread information related to battery safety. If you can prevent just one future incident, it is worth the effort.
Vape Safe, everyone!