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14 Dec 2023

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued a new safety message, highlighting the steps people should take when owning or thinking of buying an e-bike or scooter.

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A controversial ban on e-bikes in certain pedestrianised parts of Coventry city centre has come into force, with the deputy leader of the council warning that riders can expect strict...

11 Dec 2023

Bike Europe has reported that “serious concerns” remain about the enforcement of a ban on the sale of e-bike chargers and conversion kits by one of the largest online sellers,...

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30 Nov 2023

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27 Nov 2023

Torq Zone Academy, a leading institution of vocational training in South Africa, has been re-accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), for another five years, to offer...

27 Nov 2023

Cycling UK has released its annual 100 Women in Cycling list for 2023, the seventh such initiative to celebrate women across the British cycling community and those who inspire others to cycle.

27 Nov 2023

The former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Lord Hogan-Howe, has said number plates should be introduced on the back of bikes to stop so many cyclists being a danger on...

Office for Product Safety and Standards issues safety message for e-bike owners or buyers

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued a new safety message, highlighting the steps people should take when owning or thinking of buying an e-bike or scooter.

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This follows a number of fire incidents involving lithium-ion batteries in e-bikes and e-scooters, including in conversion kits.

These steps include always following the manufacturer’s instructions for charging and using the products; checking and only using the manufacturer’s recommended battery and charger; never attempting to tamper with or alter the battery or charger; and unplugging the battery when charging has finished. 

Click here to read the safety message together with additional safety information from Fire England.

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