TIC Council Americas is pleased to announce the first virtual panel of the "Battery Safety and Sustainability" Campaign that will kick off on 1 June 2023. The webinar, taking place on 6 June at 9:00 AM EST/3:00 PM CEST, will explore battey uses and safety considerations for US Consumers.

Batteries in the United States and globally are used in a variety of products from small portable consumer electronics to electric/hybrid electric vehicles and the use of batteries in products continues to grow. Batteries can be ‘built in’ or replaceable and battery sizes can vary from small such as ‘button’ sized batteries to large applications such as those used for industrial energy storage. One such battery type, Lithium batteries, can be single-use and non-rechargeable or re-chargeable, such as those in electric vehicles.

In 2022, the U.S. Congress passed legislation entitled “Reese’s Law,” which aims to protect children from ingesting button cell batteries. And in 2023, the New York City Council passed new rules for lithium-ion battery safety in response to over 200 fires recorded in NY State in 2022.

In this panel, participants will gain an understanding of the types and applications of batteries in the United States, their associated safety risks and the policy being considered by state and federal officials to prevent potential harm to consumers.

Questions to be discussed include:

  • Are all batteries alike? If not, how do they differ?
  • In what ways is battery use expected to grow in the next few years?
  • What risks associated with batteries should stakeholders be aware of?
  • Why are we seeing an increase in fires associated with e-mobility vehicles?
  • In what ways can stakeholders contribute to ensuring safety batteries?

Moderator: Karin Athanas

Register here.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact kathanas@tic-council.org

We look forward to welcoming you and/or your colleagues!