Lithium-Ion Battery Fire

A lithium-ion battery undergoing characterization testing in a basement laboratory overheated, caught fire, and detonated, funneling toxic fumes into the two upper floors of the office building and forcing its evacuation for several days. Conduct a hazard assessment specific to the battery type, assure that research-type battery testing and storage conforms to safety standards, reassess the potential for exhaust systems to spread fumes throughout a building, and implement test configuration improvements for batteries to be used by flight projects.

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