WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MOBILE PHONES, REFRIGERATORS, ETC.?
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Protect cell phones and tablets from heat collapse
When temperatures rise to over 30 degrees Celsius, not only people and animals groan. Even electrical appliances can suffer a heat collapse. Lithium batteries / rechargeable batteries can react violently to strong heat. Read more...
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Protect cell phones and tablets from heat collapse
When temperatures rise to over 30 degrees Celsius, not only people and animals groan. Even electrical appliances can suffer a heat collapse. Lithium batteries / rechargeable batteries can react violently to strong heat.
The following measures are recommended:
Avoid heat: Do not expose your phone to high temperature for a long time. This means for examlpe: Do not leave your cell phone in the car on a shelf on hot summer days – this also applies to navigation devices! In the car, temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius are reached in direct sunlight. Heat can cause a thermal reaction by increasing pressure inside the battery. In addition, health and environmental hazardous substances can escape.
Keep dry: Never let your cell phone or batteries get wet. Components can corrode and become a safety hazard (exception: special waterproof and dust-proof mobile phones).
Beware of damage: A damaged lithium battery can be detected, for example, on the deformed metal housing, on melting points on the plastic housing, on leakage of liquid or if the battery is warm, even when it is switched off. Even the smallest, invisible injuries of the battery membranes can lead to spontaneous combustion. For this reason, the mobile should always be charged on a non-flammable surface if it is unattended. Take care when charging e-bike batteries. These should not be charged unattended.
No contact with metals: Do not allow the battery contacts (outside of the devices) to come into contact with metallic objects such as coins or keys, thus avoiding a short circuit.
Separate collection: Anyone who stores lithium batteries and only wants to take them to the collection point in larger quantities should definitely order the batteries individually – eg. wrapped in plastic bags or in small boxes. For larger batteries, where bare contacts are visible, be sure to tap the poles off with insulating tape.
Remove the battery from the device: If you bring the device to the waste collection points, take the battery out of the device – if possible – and hand it in separately at the collection point.
Conclusion: Do not throw used batteries and batteries into the household waste. Lithium batteries or old electronic devices with such rechargeable batteries or batteries can be dispensed free of charge at the more than 2,100 collection points in Austria, where they are sent for environmentally sound recycling. Even in shops that sell batteries and rechargeable batteries, used energy sources can be dispensed free of charge in designated battery collection boxes.