Public call for stricter bans on electric bicycles in elevators after battery explosion leaves 5 injured

Communities across China have tightened bans on electric bicycles in elevators and the residential buildings. Some have resorted to smart devices after the explosion of a battery inside an elevator in Southwest China injured five people, leaving two in the intensive care unit (ICU) on Monday.

The smart device will stop the elevator when it detects an electric bicycle inside and has been installed in some communities in Shanghai and in East China’s Shandong Province, according to media reports.

The public also called for tighter implementation of restrictions on electric bicycles in residential buildings as spontaneous combustion of batteries often happen and pose great danger to people.