Due to recent events in the news and a call from a customer, we want to reiterate that Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are extremely safe. Along with many solar lights, Li-Ions are regularly used in everyday products that include hearing aids, digital and film cameras, hand-held video games, video games, video recorders, laptops, cellphones and smart phones.
(Sorry, but in this day of social media, half-baked “theories” spread faster than gossip at a 7th grade lunch room.)
Many of you undoubtedly have taken and/or used these items onto airplanes and it is perfectly safe to do so. We are reiterating the safety of Lithium Ion batteries because we have heard on the news (and so did a customer who called in a minor state of panic about her lights with Lithium Ion batteries) that there may have been large quantities of large Lithium Batteries on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flown as cargo. Lithium Ion batteries are forbidden by as cargo by most aviation agencies in the world, including the US Federal Aviation Administration. Find out..