Li-ion cylindrical cells are similar to the batteries used in many everyday devices like mobile phones and are generally considered safe, however there are serious risks to personal safety arising from improper use.
Batteries safety is extremely important
Safe usage, storage and disposal
Lithium-ion (Li-ion/Liion) batteries/cells can be dangerous when mistreated. When purchasing, the purchaser/user assumes all risks associated with their use, charging and discharging and their safe storage and/or transport. The retailer, suppliers or original manufacturers cannot be held liable for injury to person(s) or property or any other form of loss or damage caused by improper use of these products.
Never carry loose cells – they should be suitably cased at all times when not in use. (We supply free cases with every order)
Do not short batteries with metallic objects.
Always use a battery charger designed for the cells you are charging. We have suitable chargers available.
Never leave a battery charger unattended.
Never completely discharge batteries. (The cut off for most cells is 2.8v or 2.5v)
Check battery wraps and insulators regularly. Replace worn or damaged wraps before continuing use.
Do not expose to extreme heat or cold or sudden fluctuations between the two.
Always dispose of end of life cells at your local WEEE recycling centre or return them to us for free.