Mayor Eric Adams will sign five bills into law on Monday, aimed at preventing fires caused by lithium-ion batteries.
Over the weekend, a man died in an apartment fire in the Bronx that investigators say was caused by a lithium-ion battery.
The FDNY says the batteries have caused 33 fires across New York City this year.
Three people have died and 42 others were injured.
Congressman Ritchie Torres, who proposed the legislation earlier this month, said batteries that are safely manufactured and safely used are not causing these fires. But right now, there is barely any incentive for manufacturers to ensure that they are safe.
"The scandal is not that the federal government is failing to regulate the safety of these batteries," Torres said. "The scandal is that the federal government is not even trying. At the federal level there are no safety regulators or safety regulations."