Senate Advances Slate of Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Standards

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The New York State Senate passed a legislative package aimed at enhancing safety standards for lithium-ion batteries. The greater standards seek to address recent tragedies where severe property damage or death was caused by faulty batteries and improper usage. As the popularity of e-bikes and scooters continues to rise, the Senate Majority is “prioritizing public safety and proactive governance by setting higher standards and providing necessary resources and training to mitigate risks and ensure New Yorkers are kept safe.”

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, “Our priority is the safety and well-being of all New Yorkers. This legislation is a significant step forward in addressing the dangers associated with lithium-ion batteries and ensuring our communities are better protected. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the bill sponsors—Senators Iwen Chu, Liz Krueger, Monica Martinez, and Cordell Cleare—for their dedication and hard work in crafting these important measures. Together, we are taking necessary steps to prevent future tragedies and safeguard our residents.”

Read the Senate Majority press release.

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