New York, our vibrant city, but beneath its pulse lurks a silent threat. Lithium-ion battery fires have risen, claiming both homes and lives. Make sure you always charge your electric scooter or e-bike using manufacturer provided gear, never charge them unsupervised, and be sure not to charge near doors, which may block exits in case of a fire.
Always be wary of replacement batteries. Make sure you buy them at reputable retailers that stand behind their product. Heed the manufacturer’s guidance, and when it’s time to say goodbye, dispose of batteries responsibly at NYC recycling centers. New Yorkers, let’s rise to the occasion, making our city not just lively but also safe.
Safety is smart. Prevention is power.
Find a NYC Recycling Center: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-02078