Date: January 1, 2015 Revision no.: 00
MODEL INR18650-20Q
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4. First Aid Measures
Description of first aid measures
The hazardous components of this cell or battery are contained within a sealed unit. The following measures are only
applicable if exposure has occurred to components when a cell or battery leaks, is exposed to high temperatures or is
mechanically, electrically or physically abused/damaged. The hazardous contents are caustic alkaline electrolytes
contained in cells with lithium metal oxide cathodes, graphite and carbon anodes and Polyvinylidenfluoride binders.
Ingestion: Have victim rinse mouth thoroughly with water. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Quickly transport victim
to an emergency care facility.
EYE: If eye contact with contents of an open cell occurs, immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with water.
Quickly transport victim to an emergency care facility.
Skin Contact: Immediately flush with water. If irritation or pain persists, seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove the patient from exposure into fresh air, seek medical attention.
AIDERS: Do not enter corrosive vapor contaminated areas without a respirator or Self Contained Breathing
Apparatus. Wear adequate personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
FIRST AID FACILITIES: Eye wash bottle, fountain, safety showers or at least a source of running water are required
in the area where the product is used.
Most important symptoms & effects, acute & delayed, caused by exposure:
ACUTE: The contents of the battery are rated as corrosive. Ingestion of the electrolyte could lead to severe
gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and potentially burns. Inhalation of vapors may lead to severe
irritation of the mouth and upper respiratory tract with a burning sensation, pain, burns and inflammation in the
nose and throat; there may also be coughing or difficulty breathing. Eye contact may lead to severe eye irritation
or in worst case scenario irreversible damage and possible eye burns. Skin contact may lead to irritation and
possible skin burns.
CHRONIC: Skin contact may aggravate/exacerbate existing skin conditions, such as dermatitis. Chronic inhalation
may lead to the same symptoms as listed for acute inhalation above.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
ADVICE TO DOCTOR: Treat symptomatically if the person comes into contact with the corrosive electrolyte liquid
contents of a damaged battery.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Suitable extinguishing media
Cold water and dry powder in large amount are applicable.
Use metal fire extinction powder or dry sand if only few cells are involved.
Special hazards arising from the chemical
May form hydrofluoric acid if electrolyte comes into contact with water.
In case of fire, the formation of the following flue gases cannot be excluded:
Hydrogen fluoride (HF), Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Protective equipment and precautions for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
Additional information
If possible, remove cell(s) from fire fighting area. If heated above 125°C, cell(s) can explode/vent. Cell is
not flammable but internal organic material will burn if the cell is incinerated.