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Lithium Ion Battery Fires / Cell Phone Batteries

Question asked by rrambo on Jun 6, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 8, 2017 by cdafd

We have a client (small scale retail front) who fixes broken cell phones and computers.  They have been known to have small Lithium Ion Battery fires.  What is the best type and size portable fire extinguisher they should have on hand for this specific fire hazard?

 

I have done some research and it "appears" they could just have a typical ABC fire extinguisher in this case but I have seen reference to Lithium Ion "Metal" fires which I understand would require a Class "D" fire extinguisher to put out.#LithiumIonFires

 

Please provide detailed explanation.

 

Thank you!

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