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Exploding e-Bike Battery Causes Fire Damage to Home in Apple Valley?

2/27/2024 (Permalink)

An e-bike battery catches fire. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in San Bernardino County.

Our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams are highly trained and trained and certified to restore fire damage. According to Consumer Reports, electric bike batteries can explode and start fires. The New York Fire Department (FDNY) offers these fire prevention safety tips for devices powered by a lithium-ion battery:

  • Buy an electric bike that is certified by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for charging and storage.
  • Always use the manufacturer’s cord and power adapter made specifically for the bike.
  • Do not leave an electric bike unattended while it’s charging, and don’t leave it charging overnight.
  • If a battery overheats or you notice an odor, a change in shape or color, leaking, or odd noises, stop using it immediately.
  • If the battery reacts in an alarming way, and it is safe to do so, move the device away from anything that can catch fire and call 911.
  • Keep batteries and devices at room temperature. Do not place them in direct sunlight.
  • Store batteries away from anything flammable.
  • Do not use aftermarket batteries.
  • Do not charge an electronic device under your pillow, on your bed, or near a couch.
  • Do not block your primary way into and out of the building with an e-bike.
  • Do not leave an e-bike in a child’s room.

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