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Electric Scooters and Safety: Which Scooter Caught Fire?

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Electric scooters have become increasingly popular for their convenience and eco-friendliness. However, concerns about safety have arisen, particularly after an incident involving a flaming scooter. Which electric scooter caught fire and what can be done to prevent such incidents? Keep reading for answers and tips on scooter safety.

The infamous electric scooter that caught fire was the Lime-S electric scooter. In October 2018, Lime recalled certain scooters from circulation due to concerns about their batteries' safety. The company found that in some cases, the batteries had the potential to smolder or catch fire, leading to highly dangerous situations for riders and those nearby.

Lime's investigation revealed that a manufacturing defect in their batteries caused the fires. The company quickly took action to recall the affected scooters and replace them with newer, safer models. They assured customers that no incidents of fires had occurred on the streets.

Lime isn't the only company that has faced safety issues with electric scooters. In October 2019, the electric scooter brand In October 2019, the electric scooter brand Boosted recalled its second-generation scooter after two incidents where the batteries caught fire. No injuries were reported, but the incidents highlight the need for increased safety measures in electric scooter production.

To ensure the safety of electric scooter riders, companies must focus on implementing stringent quality controls in manufacturing. Users should regularly check for defects or issues with their scooters, especially if they experience any unusual behavior like a sudden loss of power or difficulty in accelerating.

Proper battery maintenance also plays a crucial role in electric scooter safety. Users should avoid overcharging their scooters and store them in a cool, dry location. Additionally, riders must follow manufacturer-recommended guidelines on charging and usage to prevent potential hazards.

While electric scooters offer a fun and sustainable method of transportation, safety should always be a top priority. Stay informed about product recalls, keep up-to-date with maintenance, and ride carefully to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for yourself and those around you.

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