- Laptops and tablets should always be placed on a hard flat surface when charging. Never block the air vents on the backs or sides of a laptop. Bedding, pillows and blankets can easily block airflow and trap heat in the device, so never leave these items on a bed while sleeping, fire officials advise.
- Power cords and chargers should be inspected by the user on a regular basis for excessive wear because damaged cords may emit electrical sparks that can start a fire, so damaged or frayed cords should be discarded immediately. Always unplug chargers that are not in use they consume electricity even when the device is not charging.
What are some good practices when charging my cell phone?