Brooklyn e-bike shop owner arrested and charged for lithium-ion battery violations

April 15, 2024

For the first time in its campaign to help the city address escalating lithium-ion battery fires, the Fire Department of New York filed criminal charges against a Brooklyn e-bike shop owner for illegal storage and charging on Friday.

Tian Liang Liu was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, according to the FDNY. He owns Electric Bicycle Shop at 1239 Flatbush Avenue. An FDNY spokesperson told BRAIN in an email that the shop has been inspected several times with Liu continuing “to defy the fire code.”

Other charges are pending, according to the spokesperson. Bicycle Retailer