Tag: e-bikes

FDNY makes first lithium-ion battery arrest at Flatbush bike shop

lithium-ion battery arrest

Apr. 16, 2024 By Dean Moses & Brooklyn Paper staff

A Brooklyn merchant wound up in fire marshals’ handcuffs for improper storage of highly-flammable lithium-ion batteries inside his business — the first arrest of its kind ever reported in New York City, FDNY officials announced Monday.

Brooklyn legislators look to reinforce e-bike battery safety after multiple deadly fires

firefighter carrying e-bikes

Dec. 27, 2023 By Ximena Del Cerro

In November, a fire caused by a lithium-ion e-bike battery in Crown Heights killed three people and injured 14. Lithium-ion batteries were also to blame for a Bushwick blaze that injured five people in October, and for an inferno that destroyed a Sunset Park storage facility just a few days later.