Last year the New York City Housing Authority proposed and then backed down from a rule that would have banned storing or charging lithium-ion battery powered e-bikes and e-scooters in public housing. The idea was to reduce the possibility of dangerous fires sparked by the potentially volatile batteries, but the proposed ban ran into pushback […]
Department of Buildings and FDNY issue $6,400 in fines for the Bowery facility, weeks after an electrical fire killed four in Chinatown. Grubhub says it’s a “misunderstanding.”
Inspectors found tampered-with batteries at 80 Madison St., where a fire killed four earlier this month, and at nearby 91 Canal St.