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Lithium Ion Battery Fires Can Start Spontaneously

Lithium ion battery fires are real and very dangerous. They can start spontaneously because of a product defect, an internal short or they can be started with physical damage to the cell. We spent the last 5 years litigating a lithium ion battery fire that killed two people and in the process learned a great deal about this product and its dangers. They are prodigious. Most of the LI batteries are made in China, Korea or other countries and the quality of the product is variable. Any flaw in the electrolyte can short out the battery and will start a fire. It can start when you are nowhere around or it can start when you are sleeping. 

Driving while high: A safety issue threatening California drivers

California readers know it is dangerous to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Like alcohol, certain drugs can cause both cognitive and physical impairments, leading to an increased chance of a car accident. Even certain prescription drugs can be dangerous to consume before driving.

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