In a significant move, New York City's Fire Commissioner, Laura Kavanaugh, has raised concerns over the sale of lithium-ion batteries on Amazon. Commissioner Kavanaugh is urging the online retail giant to exclusively offer 'legal' lithium-ion batteries in the city, citing a recent city law that bans the sale of e-bike and scooter batteries that lack certification. In a letter addressed to Amazon's head attorney, Kavanaugh expressed the need to address the proliferation of so-called 'bootleg batteries,' which she believes have contributed to an alarming increase in fire incidents, posing a serious threat to the. . .
New York City Fire Commissioner Urges Amazon to Restrict Sale of ‘Legal’ Lithium-Ion Batteries