How safe are your rechargeable lithium-ion batteries?

Experts say those in laptops and smartphones are less prone to catching fire, compared with those in personal mobility devices

If you have a smartphone, laptop or a power bank, you are using lithium-ion batteries.

These rechargeable batteries are the same as those used in personal mobility devices (PMDs), which have caused a spate of fires across Singapore in recent months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2019, with the headline 'How safe are your batteries?'. Print Edition | Subscribe