Battery Charging Safety Tips

By City of Eastvale

Don’t leave batteries on a charger for long periods of time as it can cause the charger to overheat and catch fire.

The City of Eastvale and CAL Fire Riverside want to advise residents that leaving batteries on a charger for long periods of time can cause the charger to overheat and catch fire.

Please review these important safety tips before charging a battery:

  • Keep sparks, flames, burning cigarettes and other ignition sources away at all times.
  • Be sure the room is properly ventilated.
  • Always wear protective safety goggles, gloves and an apron.
  • If acid splashes into eyes, flush immediately with cold water.
  • In case of acid spill, neutralize with baking soda.
  • Do NOT attempt to charge batteries unless you are properly trained.
  • NEVER leave charging batteries unattended.
  • If you smell or see smoke or a fire immediately dial 9-1-1.