City Council Addresses Danger of Lithium-Ion Batteries

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The New York City Council holds a hearing on Monday concerning lithium-ion batteries used to charge e-bikes.

They’re increasingly causing a danger in the city, resulting in nearly 200 fires this year alone.Those fires have resulted in six deaths and 139 injuries.

The City Council could take a series of steps to address the problem. One idea is to require the FDNY to launch an awareness campaign about the danger of the batteries. Lawmakers could go even further by banning the sale and assembly of used batteries and regulating the storage of them.

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