E-bike chargers posing fire risk found on eBay, Amazon and Wish.com


Exclusive: More than a dozen potentially dangerous devices on sale despite rise in fatal fires

E-bike chargers that pose a risk of fire and electric shock have been found on sale on Amazon, eBay and Wish.com amid a sharp rise in blazes associated with battery-powered bicycles and scooters.

More than a dozen low-cost devices, several with substandard, unfused plugs, were on offer on all three websites, a Guardian investigation with the charity Electrical Safety First (ESF) found.

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