PMD and PAB battery fires: Victims recall close shaves, most due to non-compliant devices

Adam's bedroom was damaged after the battery of his power-assisted bicycle exploded on July 22, 2020.
Adam's bedroom was damaged after the battery of his power-assisted bicycle exploded on July 22, 2020.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE

SINGAPORE - When the battery of his power-assisted bicycle (PAB) exploded in his bedroom on July 22 last year, Adam (not his real name) had fortunately gone to the toilet.

"I was very lucky that day... If God did not help me, I would have died inside (the room)," he told the media on Sunday (March 21).

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