Homeowners have a lucky escape after e-bike EXPLODED and caused fire

Homeowners have a lucky escape after e-bike EXPLODED and sparked house blaze as firefighters issue warning over dangerous batteries

  • A house fire broke out in Leystonstone, 이스트 런던, after an e-bike exploded
  • It was ignited by a lithium-ion battery pack that had been charging for the e-bike
  • There were no injuries, but part of the ground floor of the house was damaged
  • Fire officers warned the public to always unplug chargers for devices when done
  • Fire officers have warned the public not to leave chargers for devices unattended after an e-bike exploded leading to a house fire yesterday.

    The blaze broke out after a lithium-ion battery pack overheated while it was charging the e-bike.

    Two people living inside the terraced house in Leytonstone, 동쪽 런던, initially heard bangs coming from a bedroom on the ground floor and then found a fire had started in the room.

    There were no injuries, but part of the ground floor of the house was damaged by the fire.

    A picture posted by London Fire Brigade on Twitter shows a burnt-out window destroyed by the blaze.

    The fire brigade stated: ‘Always make sure you unplug your charger once it’s finished charging & don’t leave it unattended or charging while people are asleep.

    There were no injuries, but part of the ground floor of the house in Leytonstone, 이스트 런던, was damaged by the fire

    There were no injuries, but part of the ground floor of the house in Leytonstone, 이스트 런던, was damaged by the fire

    E-scooters injured 131 [object Window] 12 개월

    E-scooters injured 131 pedestrians in Britain over 12 개월, 새로운 수치에 따르면.

    Thirty-seven of the casualties suffered injuries described by the Department for Transport as ‘serious’.

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    Three fire engines and around 15 firefighters from Leytonstone, Leyton and Walthamstow stations attended the scene.

    A spokesman from the brigade said: ‘We know that lithium-ion batteries are susceptible to failure if incorrect chargers are used, so it’s important to always use the correct charger for the product and buy an official one from a reputable seller.

    ‘Batteries can also pose a risk if they have been damaged, so try to ensure they are not getting knocked around while in use or while being carried as spares as this can increase the chance of damage to cells.

    ‘You should also not expose them to extremes of temperature. You should always make sure you unplug your charger once it’s finished charging.

    ‘Always follow manufacturersinstructions when charging and we would advise not to leave it unattended or while people are asleep.

    ‘This is also a timely reminder to keep internal doors to rooms not in use closed to stop smoke spreading if a fire starts.

    ‘The property sustained substantial smoke damage due to internal doors inside the property being left open.

    지난달, 터널에 운전자에게 올바른 지점에서 감속을 시작하도록 경고하는 표지판이 없는 이유 (TfL) banned all e-scooters from London transport after dozens of incidents in 2021 saw the scooters explode and release toxic smoke.

    'Always follow manufacturers' instructions when charging and we would advise not to leave it unattended or while people are asleep,' said a fire brigade spokesman

    ‘Always follow manufacturersinstructions when charging and we would advise not to leave it unattended or while people are asleep,’ said a fire brigade spokesman

    What are the dangers of batteries for e-bikes and e-scooters?

    E-bikes and e-scooters are almost all powered by lithium-ion batteries, charged from the mains outlet in a property.

    Charity Electrical Safety First warns that substandard versions can have explosive consequences, leading to fire and injury.

    There have already been reports of faulty escooter batteries catching fire and exploding in places where the devices are widely used, such as China.

    십이월에, there was a report of an e scooter catching fire at Dublin home.

    Martyn Allen, technical director at Electrical Safety First, 말했다: ‘Items such as e-bikes and e-scooters are powered by lithium-ion batteries and will be required to charge for long periods of time.

    ‘Substandard versions of these batteries can pose a serious risk to life if a fault occurs.

    ‘Where you purchase your batteries and charger packs is just as important as the bike or scooter itself.

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    The review by TfL found that defective lithium batteries in some e-scooters caused fires without warning, with the fire brigade being called out more than 50 times last year.

    그녀는 또한 앤드류 왕자를 고소하고 있습니다, an e-scooter caught fire on the Tube at Parsons Green.

    미시간 여성 '매복 경찰', passengers can be heard coughing and gasping for air as smoke fills the carriages.

    TfL warned that a fire in an enclosed area like a bus or the Tube could lead to ‘significant harmto passengers and staff.

    A TfL spokesman stated: ‘This review has found that the incidents that occurred were caused by defective lithium-ion batteries which ruptured without warning.

    ‘This led to fires that caused toxic smoke to be released.

    ‘TfL consider that if this were to happen again and fires occurred in an enclosed area like a Tube train or a bus, there could be significant harm to both customers and staff, as well as secondary injuries from customers trying to escape the area.

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    One in seven UK adults were planning to buy an e-bike or e-scooter last year, according to a survey.

    Many have turned to cycling to avoid public transport as lockdown eases, but research by Electrical Safety First suggests more are considering an e-bike or e-scooter.

    One in three of the 3,002 adults surveyed said they would be willing to purchase a battery charging pack for their e-bike or e-scooter from an online marketplace, which opens the risk of consumers acquiring substandard and dangerous imitations.

    Crime commissioner urges ministers to ban e-scooter sales until they are legal on UK roads

    Ministers are being urged to ban sales of electric scooters until it becomes legal to ride them on the roads.

    Simon Foster, Police and 범죄 Commissioner for the West Midlands, has written to Transport Secretary 그랜트 샵스 warning of more deaths and serious injuries without a crackdown.

    그의 편지에서, seen by the Mail, he brands the contraptions ‘a menaceand says they are increasingly becoming a drain on police resources.

    Privately-owned e-scooters are illegal to ride on the roads.

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps (사진) has been urged to ban sales of private electric scooters until it is legal for them to be used on roads

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps (사진) has been urged to ban sales of private electric scooters until it is legal for them to be used on roads

    Yet retailers are selling them in record numbers with few questions asked and are even promoting them as a convenient way of getting around.

    It means police are left pulling over hundreds of riders to explain the law and potentially arresting them for driving a motor vehicle without insurance or a licence.

    Mr Foster said West Midlands Police force has alone recorded more than 400 incidents in recent years.

    Many of these involved young thugs riding dangerously, such as on the pavement, or using e-scooters to commit crimes.

    한 남자, Shakur Amoy Pinnock, 20, died of serious head injuries in June after the e-scooter he was riding collided with a Volkswagen Golf in Wolverhampton.

    Simon Foster (사진), Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, has written to the Transport Secretary warning of more deaths and serious injuries without a crackdown

    Simon Foster (사진), Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, has written to the Transport Secretary warning of more deaths and serious injuries without a crackdown

    Only e-scooters in government-backed trials, which users typically pay to rent per minute, are legal and involve licence checks and other measures as a condition of use to ensure a certain level of safety. The devices are limited to 15.5mph and permitted only on roads or cycle lanes, not pavements, 눈 피부 백색증은 홍채의 착색된 부분과 망막 뒤쪽의 감광 조직의 색소 침착을 감소시킵니다. 50 cities and towns across the country.

    Ministers have delayed making a decision on whether to legalise privately-owned e-scooters on the roads until summer 2022.

    But Mr Foster said their sale should be banned until this decision, along with a new regulatory regime, is announced.

    His letter to Mr Shapps said: ‘Clearly the legislation and regulatory regime around the sale and use of private e-scooters is unfit for purpose.

    ‘In future, privately owned e-scooters need to be licenced, regulated and appropriate health and safety measures put in place.

    ‘Until we reach this point, we would urge you to ban the sale of private e-scooters so we don’t see further injuries or deaths on our roads.

    추가: ‘As you will be aware, private e-scooters are legally sold and bought, but they are a menace on our roads, pavements and in our parks.

    ‘They are causing problems for pedestrians, motorists and police; not to mention a considerable health and safety risk for the owners themselves.

    ‘It is therefore disappointing to see so many of them being sold to customers who have no place to ride them.

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