Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsOther - Electronics · 4 weeks ago

Is it normal for new items with lithium ion batteries to smell awful?

I bought a Stanley cordless vacuum today. It's got a lithium ion battery in it and there were stickers and booklets stating the battery is completely discharged and needs to charge ten hours prior to the first use. The first thing I noticed when I opened the box is that it smelled TERRIBLE. I opened it in the car and had to air out the car after. I did put it on the charger, and the smell seems to be going away, but I didn't know if this was a sign of battery leakage or other defect that I would be concerned about. 


The smell did go away after being out of the box about a day

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    The smell is Much more likely to be from the materials of which the whole thing is made

    than from batteries.

    Give it a good airing, outdoors and in bright sunlight if possible, for a day.

    That should get rid of most of the nasty odour.

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