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Electric Unicycle’ Reportedly Caused 2-Alarm Fire In Manhattan Building

An electric unicycle that was plugged into a wall for charging may have caused a substantial fire a Manhattan residential building on Wednesday afternoon. The FDNY says that they received calls about the fire at 99 University Place just after 4:30 p.m. The inferno climbed to two alarms, and 25 units and 100 firefighters responded […]

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Hoverboard battery catches fire inside Tampa home

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – It was a scary night for a New Tampa family after their hoverboard caught fire inside their home while charging. Authorities believe the lithium battery used to power the device could be responsible for the fire, bringing to light a very concerning issue. We’ve seen these batteries burst before, with dangerous […]

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Police Chief: Motorcycle battery exploded at Loves Park post office, no one seriously hurt

Loves Park Police Chief Chuck Lynde tells 23 News a package with a motorcycle battery exploded at the building on Monday. Lynde says one worker has minor irritation after the explosion, but everyone in the building avoided significant injuries. The building was evacuated as a precaution. Several emergency crews have responded to the Loves Park […]

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Fire breaks out at Citi Bike hub after e-bike battery charger bursts into flames

Citi Bike’s plan to roll out 4,000 new pedal-assist electric bikes this spring hit a speed bump over the weekend when some of the batteries that power them caught fire. Firefighters responded to a blaze at the bike-sharing company’s main hub in Brooklyn just after 7 p.m. Sunday. Fire marshals determined the fire was sparked […]

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Fire destroys electric race bikes

A fire that destroyed 18 Energica electric motorcycles for the upcoming MotoE series at five MotoGP events this year has inflamed concerns about electric vehicle fires. The cause of the Energica blaze seems to be a short circuit in one of their charging units. However, there are other causes for electric vehicle fires which have already plagued electric car […]

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Electric Motorcycle Ignites In Traffic, Burns To The Ground: Video

While we don’t have a whole lot of information outside of what is in the video (and if anyone recognizes the language here please pipe up and let us know what the captions say), here’s a scary look at what can go wrong when a lithium battery in a motorcycle gets angry. The rider, two-up and […]

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Electric scooter battery explodes while charging in Shanghai reception

The battery of an electric scooter exploded and burst into flames while charging at a building reception area in east China. The video, filmed in Shanghai on January 23, shows a man giving the battery of his electric scooter to a receptionist to charge for him. However, after 12 minutes some white smoke starts to […]

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Dutch E-Bike Brand Stella ‘Startled’ After Third Fire In Seven Months

A fire broke out at the HQ and showroom of Dutch electric bike brand Stella last Thursday. “This involved 36 bicycles and 80 batteries,” said a press statement from Stella, which is based in Nunspeet, 60 kilometers north of Arnhem. It is the third fire to have hit Stella since July last year when 300 residents living close to a […]

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E-Bike Battery Explodes, Burning 79-Year-Old Cyclist and Causing Bushfire

A 79-year-old cyclist was hurt on Monday after his high-end road bike, which he had outfitted with an electric motor, ignited in the middle of a ride. Gary Ryan was riding his Pinarello Dogma F8, which he had retrofitted with a lithium battery for e-bike capabilities, on a popular climb near Adelaide, Australia, when the battery caught fire, […]

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Electric Scooters Are “Smoldering,” and Not in a Good Way

They join a long line of consumer products with problems related to battery fires. In recent months, the market for electric scooters has caught fire—and so, apparently, have some electric scooter batteries. On Tuesday, electric scooter company Lime announced that a manufacturing defect, in “several isolated instances,” could cause batteries on its vehicles to smolder, or even, […]

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Lime blamed its fire-prone batteries on Segway’s manufacturing. Now Segway is pushing back.

This week, Lime, one of the nation’s largest electric-scooter companies, said the company pulled thousands of its scooters off the streets this summer because a small number of defective batteries had the potential to catch fire. The batteries were fire-prone, the company said, because of a welding issue that caused them to short-circuit. Responding to […]

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Lime recalls electric scooters over battery fire concerns

Lime, a company that has placed thousands of electric scooters on US streets, has recalled some of its scooters after discovering they could contain batteries with the potential to catch fire. The company said in a statement Tuesday that it learned in August of a potential issue with some of the batteries in its Ninebot model scooters. “The issue […]

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Scooter catches fire on U of U campus, campus building closes until further notice

SALT LAKE CITY — An electric scooter caught fire Wednesday in a third-floor hallway in a University of Utah campus building. The 140 people in the building were all safely evacuated, according to a statement on the university’s website. The state of the Talmage Building, which hosts a variety of science and math classes among others, will […]

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Charging of battery packs for PMDs sparks blaze in Sembawang flat

SINGAPORE – A fire that broke out in a Housing Board flat in Sembawang on Monday evening (Aug 20) was caused by the charging of battery packs for electric scooters and bicycles, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said. In response to queries, the SCDF said on Tuesday that the fire happened in a 11th […]

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Electric Scooter Explodes during Charging [Video]

Source: CCTV Video News Agency

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300 People Evacuated During Fire in Stella’s E-Bike Battery Warehouse

NUNSPEET, the Netherlands – It is known that e-bike batteries do pose a risk of fire, but when a full e-bike warehouse goes up in flames you have a serious problem. Last Tuesday some 300 people living in the vicinity of the Stella e-bike and battery warehouse which was on fire had to be evacuated. […]

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SCDF received 40 cases of e-scooter fires in 2017, cautions against overnight charging

The number of fire incidents caused by electric scooters in Singapore surged to 40 last year due to overcharging of batteries. At a media briefing to unveil its annual statistics, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Friday (9 February) the fire incidents involving e-scooters was a surge from nine such cases in 2016. […]

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Hoverboard blamed for explosion & fire in West Omaha home

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A West Omaha woman claims her daughter’s hoverboard exploded on New Year’s Day, causing fire and smoke damage to their home. Diane Hughes showed 6 News the charred crater in her living room carpet. She blames the damage on an exploding hoverboard. Hughes told 6 News: “The batteries kept falling out and […]

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13,900 hoverboards recalled for battery fire risk

Seven companies are issuing new hoverboard recalls after discovering that the battery packs may pose a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Today’s recall involves 13,900 units, bringing the total number to 520,100 since the CPSC began issuing the warnings last year. Safety officials say the risk is in the battery […]

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Two fires caused by charging of e-scooters in two days

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Wednesday (Nov 8) that there has been a spike in fire incidents involving personal mobility devices recently, with two such incidents occurring over the past two days. Both incidents were caused by the charging of electric scooters. The SCDF were alerted to the first incident at about 10.40am […]

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