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OPSS Ban Dangerous Lithium-Ion Battery

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has taken the decision to ban a Chinese-manufactured lithium-ion e-bike battery from sale.

The UPP-manufactured battery has been associated with a series of e-bike fires across the UK and withdrawal notices have been issued to the manufacturer and twenty suppliers such as eBay and Amazon as a result to prevent sales of the battery.

The OPSS have issued a Product Safety Report detailing the failings of the battery, such as poor construction quality, inadequate welding connecting the components, absence of a heat sensor to prevent overheating, and an insufficient battery management system to avert thermal runaway.

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