Old 12-02-21, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
It is important to know that batteries in general, and particularly rechargeable batteries are all prone to catch fire spontaneously. It's super rare with alkaline battery types, but quite common in lead acid, lithium ion, nickel cadmium batteries and such.

As a part of the operations management for a fire safety company, we refuse to do work within battery distributors, storage, and retail locations simply due to the liability involved. A lithium battery fire (in particular) basically can't be put out by most traditional means. The methods are simply to help control and contain the heat produced up till it burns itself out.

It is rather surprising out of a DeWalt product to be more prone to a point of recall.
Yeah Dewalt is known for having some pretty decent tools... I suspect this was a contract job and they just slapped their brand on the package... OUCH.
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