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Handling Precaution and Prohibitions of Lithium Rechargeable Cells and Batteries

Inaccurate handling of rechargeable lithium ion batteries may cause leakage, heat, smoke, and explosion, or fire. This could cause deterioration of performance or failure. Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

1. Safety precaution and prohibitions

To assure product safety, describe the following precautions in the instruction manual of the application.

2. Danger

2.1    Electrical misusage

2.1.1    Use dedicated charger.

2.1.2    Use or charge the battery only in the dedicated application.

2.1.3    Don’t charge the battery by an electric outlet directly or a cigarette lighter charger.

2.1.4    Don’t charge the battery reversely.

2.2   Environmental misusage

2.2.1    Don’t leave the battery near the fire or a heated source.

2.2.2    Don’t throw the battery into the fire.

2.2.3    Don’t leave, charge or use the battery in a car or similar place where inside of temperature may be over 60℃.

2.2.4    Don’t immerse, throw, wet the battery in water / seawater.

2.3     Others
    • Don’t fold the battery cased with laminated film such as pouch and polymer.
    • Don’t store the battery in a pocket or a bag together with metallic objects such as keys, necklaces, hairpins, coins, or screws.
    • Don’t short circuit (+) and (-) terminals with metallic object intentionally.
    • Don’t pierce the battery with a sharp object such as a needle, screw drivers.
    • Don’t heat partial area of the battery with heated objects such as soldering iron.
    • Don’t hit with heavy objects such as a hammer, weight.
    • Don’t step on the battery and throw or drop the battery on the hard floor to avoid mechanical hock.
    • Don’t disassemble the battery or modify the battery design including electric circuit.
    • Don’t solder on the battery directly.
    • Don’t use seriously scared or deformed battery.
    • Don’t put the battery into a microwave oven, dryer ,or high-pressure container.
    • Don’t use or assemble the battery with other makers’ batteries, different types and/or models of batteries such as dry batteries, nickel-metal hydride batteries, or nickel-cadmium batteries.
    • Don’t use or assemble old and new batteries together.

3. Warning

3.1    Stop using the battery if the battery becomes abnormally hot, order, discoloration, deformation, or abnormal conditions is detected during use, charge, or storage.

3.2     Keep away from fire immediately when leakage or foul odors are detected. If liquid leaks onto your skin or cloths, wash well with fresh water immediately.

3.3     If liquid leaking from the battery gets into your eyes, don’t rub your eyes and wash them with clean water and go to see a doctor immediately.

3.4     If the terminals of the battery become dirty, wipe with a dry cloth before using the battery.

3.5     Cover terminals with proper insulating tape before disposal.

4. Caution

4.1  Electrical misusage

Battery must be charge with constant current-constant voltage (CC/CV).

4.2  Others
    • Keep the battery away from babies and children to avoid any accidents such as swallow.
    • If younger children use the battery, their guardians should explain the proper handling method and precaution before using.
    • Before using the battery, be sure to read the user’s manual and precaution of its handling.
    • Before using charger, be sure to read the user’s manual of the charger.
    • Before installing and removing the battery from application, be sure to read user’s manual of the application.
    • Replace the battery when using time of battery becomes much shorter than usual.
    • Cover terminals with insulating tape before proper disposal.
    • If the battery is needed to be stored for an long period, battery should be removed from the application and stored in a place where humidity and temperature are low.
    • While the battery is charged, used and stored, keep it away from object materials with static electric chargers.

5.  Safety Handling Procedure for the Transporter

5.1   Quarantine

Packages that are crushed, punctured or torn open to reveal contents should not be transported. Such packages should be isolated until the shipper has been consulted, provided instructions and, if appropriate, arranged to have the product inspected and repacked.

5.2   Spilled Product

In the event that damage to packaging results in the release of cells or batteries, the spilled products should be promptly collected and segregated and the shipper should be contacted for instructions.