Pols push legislation to regulate Lithium-ion batteries amidst rash of fires


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh in Midtown on Sunday to push legislation that would regulate Lithium-ion batteries amidst a rash of recent related fires.

According to the Fire Department of New York, these rechargeable power sources have contributed to more than 400 infernos over the last four years, resulting in more than 300 injuries, 12 deaths, and damage to more than 320 structures across the Big Apple.