Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Extinguishers
The following fire extinguishers are specifically designed for use on lithium-ion battery fires which are not the same as standard lithium batteries (use a Class D L2 Powder Extinguisher on standard lithium battery fires).
The dangers of lithium-ion battery fires are with the electrolyte solution in the batteries rather than the lithium salts they contain. Each battery utilises a different electrolyte solution but many contain fluoride which becomes the highly toxic gas hydrogen fluoride (HF) when vapourised.
Lithium-ion battery fires can often build in intensity as they burn (a process known as thermal runaway) and will easily re-ignite if not tackled with a suitable solution.