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'Never tackle an e-bike battery fire yourself' warns fire brigade after another blaze involving a replacement charger

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Rebecca Bland

Rebecca has been writing about e-bikes for four years, after a typically ill-timed career change pre-pandemic. She's been riding bikes since she can remember, and fell back in love with them after realising it was faster, cheaper, and more fun than getting the bus to work. Nowadays she enjoys all kinds of bikes, from road to eMTB and is training her border collie pup to become a trail dog. 


8 months 1 week ago

"It was also found that the charger had been purchased from an online marketplace the day before."

I don't suppose they found out where tbey bought the ebike? Ebay? Pub? Back of a lorry? Or simply acquired it by other means? Ebikes bought at recognised retail outlets come with a charger supplied, the correct one.