As we approach the holidays, the question of which toys to buy and what to expect has come to dominate our lives.
In fact, in 2017 alone, toy manufacturers and retailers reported an average of 9.5 million recalls and 8.3 million recalls for toys with batteries or other electrical components.
These numbers do not include recalls related to batteries that are not in use.
What do these numbers mean?
To understand how and why these recalls are occurring, we need to understand how batteries work.
A battery can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including powering a computer, televisions, smartphones and other devices.
Battery Safety First Battery safety has become a critical concern with electric vehicles and other batteries.
In 2015, Tesla announced that all Tesla Model S vehicles, including the Model X, would now be fully battery powered.
The new vehicle was designed with a new battery management system that includes more sensors to help prevent battery fires, including a new “heat sensor” to warn of overheating or overheating problems.
Tesla has also announced that it will begin shipping its newest version of the Model S to customers in 2020, which will include a battery that is 40% larger than the original Model S.
The new battery also has a higher capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) versus the original 100 kWh battery, and it has been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be safe for use in electric vehicles.
It is estimated that more than a billion electric vehicles will be sold in the U.S. in 2020 alone.
While many manufacturers are making efforts to reduce the risk of battery fires in their vehicles, the fact remains that batteries are still the most common source of fire-related injuries and fatalities.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than 60,000 fires per year in the United States and more than 8,500 fires each year that occur due to the use of batteries in vehicles.
The use of lithium ion batteries in electric cars has also increased dramatically.
Lithium ion batteries are widely used in cell phones, video game consoles, laptops and other portable devices.
Although lithium ion cells have proven safe in conventional vehicles, lithium ion battery explosions have caused fatalities and injuries in some cases.
In 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board found that lithium ion cell explosions were responsible for more than 600 deaths and nearly 200 injuries during a year in which the company manufactured over 20 million lithium ion vehicles.
The NHTSA estimates that there were more than 11,000 battery explosions in 2014.
The U.K.-based firm Energizer announced in September 2016 that it would be replacing its Lithium Ion battery pack in all its models, including its electric cars.
The company said the change would reduce the number of incidents that could occur with a lithium ion pack.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Energiser CEO Chris Williamson said that the company is also working to reduce a potential fire risk in its battery packs by switching to the lithium ion alloy that is safer.
The New York Times reports that Energisers new lithium ion car batteries, which it introduced in the 2017 Model S sedan, will have a capacity of 90 kilowatts.
It said the new lithium alloy is less prone to exploding than conventional lithium batteries.
This change in technology will also help reduce the fires that can occur when lithium ion cars run out of charge.
However, the battery changes are only the beginning. As the U