Vape Batteries and charging

Take charge of battery safety when using e-cigarettes

Vaping kits and disposable vapes use batteries which require careful use. 
Please read throught he information leaflets below. 

Lots of the risk around vaping and e-cigarettes is related to their batteries and how they’re charged, so:

  • Only use the chargers that came with the device. 
  • Never leave e-cigarettes charging unattended or on overnight. 
  • Don’t leave items continuously on charge (after the charge cycle is complete). 
  • Do not cover batteries that are on charge, in case of overheating. 
  • Avoid storing, using, or charging batteries in extremes of high or low temperatures. 
  • Protect batteries against being damaged, crushed or punctured and don’t immerse in water. 
  • Never let your battery come into contact with metal items such as coins or keys in a pocket or bag, as this can cause a short circuit and explosion. 

For more information, see UK Government Guidelines. 

Advice taken from: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) 
and Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).  Published 17 February 2020