New York City Council holding hearing on e-bikes and fire safety

  • Source: WLNY-TV CBS 55 Riverhead
  • Published: 11/14/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The New York City Council is holding a hearing on e-bikes and battery safety on Monday after recent fires, including one that injured dozens inside a Midtown apartment building and another that killed a little girl in Queens. The fires are prime examples of why fire safety advocates are backing proposed changes to the law, CBS2's Elijah Westbrook reported. At 10 a.m., the City Council is expected to talk about the new legislation aimed at informing e-bike and e-scooter users about just how dangerous the devices can be - especially when it comes to improperly storing and charging them. Videos from the FDNY show the horrifying impacts. Forty-three residents of an apartment building on the East Side were injured in a fire on Nov. 5. Investigators discovered at least five e-bikes either inside or outside caught fire. "We believe the occupant was repairing bikes in the building," said FDNY Chief Fire Marshal Dan Flynn.


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