e-Bike and e-Scooter Battery Fires in Strata on the Increase

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By-laws that regulate e-Bikes and e-Scooters.  

e-Bike and e-Scooter lithium-ion batteries have sparked a series of fires in strata apartment buildings and based on the following statistics* pose a major threat as they continue to rise.

  • Between January 1 and September 15, 2023, Fire and Rescue NSW reported 149 battery-related incidents – a 16 per cent increase on the same time last year.
  • Of these incidents, 22 per cent involved e-mobility devices — a 94 per cent increase on the same period the previous year.

All strata buildings should, before it’s too late, put in place by-laws to regulate the storage and charging of e-scooters and e-bikes to help prevent fires from lithium-ion batteries.

* October 2023 ACCC Lithium-ion batteries and consumer product safety
Adrian Mueller Partner JS Mueller & Co Lawyers specialising in Strata Law

Adrian Mueller I BCOM LLB FACCAL I Partner

Since 2002 Adrian has specialised almost exclusively in the area of strata law. His knowledge of, and experience in strata law is second to none. He is the youngest person to have been admitted as a Fellow of the ACSL, the peak body for strata lawyers in Australia. Profile I Linked

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