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https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/108251717/electric-scooter-giant-lime-recalls-scooters-in-us-amid-fire-fears
Lime scooters recalls some scooters in US amid fire fears
Oct 31 2018  Peter Holley

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About 2000 Lime e-scooters have been recalled in the US
  / JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF


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http://players.brightcove.net/3921507366001/Syx4Zr1Keb_default/index.html?videoId=5849196347001
E-scooters launch in New Zealand  / Chris Skelton/STUFF
E-scooter company Lime launched in New Zealand with 600 e-scooters scattered
across Auckland and hundreds more in Christchurch
]

Electric scooter company Lime pulled thousands of its scooters off US
streets this summer after discovering that a small number of them may be
carrying batteries with the potential to catch fire, according to company
officials.

The company said in a statement that it learned of a risk in August that a
"manufacturing defect" in some of its scooters "could result in the battery
smouldering, or in some cases, catching fire".

The statement came in response to questions from The Washington Post about
Lime's scooters catching on fire. Though company officials said in an
interview Lime recalled about 2000 scooters, they said the risk of
smouldering and fires was only real in a tiny percentage of cases. The
company said it took off the streets the much larger number out of an
abundance of caution.

About 2000 Lime e-scooters have been recalled in the US.

"All vulnerable scooters were quickly removed from circulation, minimally
impacting service to our Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe markets," the
company said in the statement. "At no time were riders or members of the
public put at risk."

READ MORE:
* Lime, Bird taken to court in US, as people hit, hurt by electric scooters
[
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108238905/lime-bird-taken-to-court-in-us-as-people-hit-hurt-by-electric-scooters?rm=a
]
* A convenient mode of travel, a public nuisance, or a job - it's Lime [
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108205353/explainer-a-quick-background-on-the-new-dockless-shared-escooter-on-the-block?rm=a
]
* Explainer: Where can you ride e-scooters and what are the rules? [
https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/108102534/explainer-where-can-you-ride-escooters-and-what-are-the-rules?rm=a
]
* Christchurch map for Lime scooters revealed [
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/107272416/christchurch-map-for-lime-scooters-revealed?rm=a
]

At the same time, the company acknowledged it may face continuing
challenges. It said it has received an unconfirmed report that another
scooter model it uses "may also be vulnerable to battery failure."
[© stuff.co.nz]


https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/30/lime-recalled-scooters-amid-fire-fears/
Denver electric scooter provider recalled scooters in other markets amid
fears some could catch on fire
October 30, 2018  By the time the fire department arrived, a flaming
electric scooter had been ... The vehicle was still smoking, the battery
periodically re-erupting in flames, the ...
https://www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cd25scooter_043.jpg?w=796


https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Electric-scooter-giant-Lime-recalled-scooters-13349720.php
Electric scooter giant Lime recalled scooters amid fears that some could
catch on fire
October 30, 2018  When the juicer refused to hand over the vehicle, the
manager instructed the ... By the time the fire department arrived, a
flaming electric scooter had been ...
https://s.hdnux.com/photos/72/65/12/15422142/3/1024x1024.jpg


https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/10/30/electric-scooter-giant-lime-recalled-scooters-amid-fears-that-some-could-catch-fire/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f3bae0d29514
Electric scooter giant Lime says it recalled scooters amid fears that some
could catch on fire
Oct 30, 2018  When the juicer refused to hand over the vehicle, the manager
instructed the ... By the time the fire department arrived, a flaming
electric scooter had been ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/DvKL6GLlaU75298tX1GManZtGts=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/QNB5CDGQFUI6RJG3DBBRDUTRFE.jpg


https://www.google.com/search?q=Lime+scooters+recalls
 ... ninebot.com fire-risk caused a Lime recall ...


https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1119583_bmw-recalling-44000-diesel-vehicles-for-fire-risk
BMW recalling 44000 diesel vehicles for fire risk
Oct 29, 2018  BMW recalling 44,000 diesel ice vehicles for fire risk ...




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