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Vaping Battery Safety

Take charge of battery safety, vapers urged by Office for Product Safety and Standards 

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Office for Product Safety and Standards (Office) issues concerns over the incorrect use of batteries and chargers in vapes are prompting a public awareness campaign for ‘vapers’ to take charge of battery safety. 

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (Office) is urging vapers to follow simple safety rules to protect themselves or risk serious injury. When it comes to safely using your vape: 

  • only use the charger that came with your vape (nevAs part of the campaign, CTSI will produce and utilise a number of digital resources which will be shared through our social media channels. These resources are detailed below. The Office for Product Safety and Standards would appreciate as much interaction from consumer protection partners and key stakeholder organisations in sharing these messages. Your involvement in this campaign will help ensure members of the public are educated on the dangers that come with Halloween costumes and are able to enjoy the spooky holiday safely. er charge your vape with a phone, tablet or other device charger)
  • protect it vape from extreme temperatures (don’t leave your vape or spare batteries in direct sunlight or in your car on a freezing cold night)
  • regularly inspect the batteries
  • stop using and replace your batteries if they get damaged, wet or leak
  • unplug the charger once it’s fully charged
  • store spare batteries in a plastic case
  • keep spare batteries away from other metal objects like coins or keys in a pocket or bag to avoid accidental contact as this can cause a short circuit

As part of the campaign, CTSI will produce and utilise a number of digital resources which will be shared through our social media channels. These resources are detailed below. The Office for Product Safety and Standards would appreciate as much interaction from consumer protection partners and key stakeholder organisations in sharing these messages. Your involvement in this campaign will help ensure members of the public are educated on the dangers that come with charging and storing your vaping battery.

All campaign materials can be found below. 


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