ESF launches 2024 National Electrical Safety Month Campaign

ARLINGTON, Va. (WFXR)– The Electrical Safety Foundation (ESF) is launching its annual campaign to help reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss during National Electrical Safety Month in May.

This campaign focuses on the uses of lithium-ion batteries that power electronic devices that are used in our lives daily. This includes cell phones, tablets, laptops, electronic scooters and bikes, and toothbrushes. However, when installed incorrectly, these batteries pose a fire risk and can cause injuries if uncertified batteries or chargers are used.

Through this campaign, the ESF hopes to educate the public on safely purchasing, using, and recycling lithium-ion batteries.

“ESF’s 2024 National Electrical Safety Month campaign focuses heavily on the proper way of
recycling lithium-ion batteries,” said ESF President Brett Brenner. “There has been a 41%
increase in catastrophic losses at material recovery facilities. Recycling lithium-ion batteries is
the only proper way of disposing of the batteries. Recycling the batteries helps the environment
and is the safest and most efficient way to process a battery at its end of life.”

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For more information on the ESF or their 2024 campaign, visit the ESF website.

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