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There’s growing concern about devices catching fire at 30,000 feet. Here’s why.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – From cellphones to laptops to Teslas, rechargeable lithium batteries are in a wide range of today’s products. But in recent years, the batteries have become cause for concern ― so much so that the U.S. government has been urging a ban on large personal electronic devices ― such as laptops ― […]

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Rechargeable battery cause of fire at Ballard home, fire officials say

SEATTLE – A large part of a Ballard home was gutted Thursday afternoon in a fire that investigators said was caused by a rechargeable battery.   Officials determined the battery burst into flames shortly after it was unplugged from a power strip at a home in the 6700 block of 33rd Avenue Northwest. Firefighters who arrived at […]

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Carry-on Bag Catches on Fire While Passing Through Airport Security

A passenger’s bag passing through airport security at Yeager Airport in West Virginia on Wednesday ignited and caught fire, in an incident that again shows the potential danger of lithium batteries. The Associated Press reported that two lithium batteries attached to a charger in the bag were the cause of the explosion. Airport police were able […]

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MacBook Pro reportedly explodes, battery may be to blame

NEW DELHI: A Twitter user has posted a video on the microblogging site showing his Macbook Pro emitting fire smoke. According to the user who goes by the name White Panda, the laptop ‘exploded’ yesterday afternoon ‘during normal use’. However, no harm or injury was caused due to the explosion. “Yesterday afternoon my MacBook Pro […]

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Laptop battery causes fire that destroys Londonderry home

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — A Londonderry family is looking for a new home after their house was destroyed by fire caused by an overheated laptop battery. Fire crews responded to 1 Gregg Circle just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The first firefighters to arrive reported heavy fire and a second alarm was struck, bringing in mutual aid […]

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Drone battery ‘likely’ sparked Vancouver house fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An exploding drone battery likely caused a fire that nearly destroyed a Vancouver family’s home, according to fire officials.  The fire broke out May 22 inside the home on Northeast 125th Avenue.    It took 10 minutes for firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department to put out the flames once they […]

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Exploding battery pack leads to Derby house fire

DERBY, Kan. (KWCH) Derby fire officials identify the explosion of a laptop’s battery pack as the cause of a house fire Wednesday night. Firefighters were called to the home where they found fire coming from a desk. Crews were able to put it out and discovered the cause. The fire caused $50,000 damage to the home […]

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Australian house fire sparks call for stricter rules for lithium-ion batteries

Australian consumer advocates have called for stronger safety regulations for lithium-ion batteries after a Sydney house fire was thought to be caused by an e-bike battery. The risk of fires from faulty lithium-ion batteries is increasing because they are used in an increasing number of consumer electronics, from mobile phones and laptops to home battery systems and […]

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When Your Amazon Purchase Explodes

Nicholas Jones didn’t think twice about purchasing a lithium-ion battery from Amazon in 2016. Like most Americans, he was used to ordering whatever he needed on the site and having it show up at his front door days later. So when his laptop’s battery stopped working, Jones, then a graduate student, went online, found a replacement […]

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Explosions Threatening Lithium-Ion’s Edge in a Battery Race

Another lithium-ion battery has exploded, this time at an energy-storage complex in the U.S. At least 21 fires had already occurred at battery projects in South Korea, according to BloombergNEF. But this latest one, erupting on Friday at a facility owned by a Pinnacle West Capital Corp. utility in Surprise, Arizona, marked the first time it has happened in […]

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Mom raises concern after son’s laptop smokes, sparks in dorm room

DeBARY, Fla. – A Central Florida mother is sounding a warning about a potential danger with laptops and their lithium batteries. Nicole Jordan of DeBary says she bought one for her college-bound son last year as a graduation gift. She says 10 months later, the laptop started smoking, sparking and leaking battery acid inside his backpack. “It’s […]

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Watch this recalled laptop set an entire room on fire

Most of the electronic gadgets we use are powered by lithium-ion batteries, and very occasionally, those lithium-ion batteries can malfunction. When they do, they have a tendency to burn or explode, and the results can be catastrophic. Exhibit A: Security camera footage from a plastic fabrication company in Letchworth, England. The video shows an HP […]

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‘Superwoman’ Canberra mum drags kids from car seconds before it explodes into flames

The moment a quick-thinking Canberra mum dragged her two kids from the family car just seconds before it exploded into flames has been caught on camera.Catherine Mayes had just pulled up at a park with her two children, 20-month-old Tommy and five-month-old Hunter, when she heard a “pop” and then a “fizz” from a portable […]

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Exploding battery pack causes chemical fire at Vancouver apartments

A homemade battery pack exploded Friday evening causing a chemical fire in a unit at the Wy’East Pointe Apartments in Vancouver, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. The fire was reported about 6:45 p.m. at 812 S.E. 136th Ave., in building F. The caller said he was making a battery pack for […]

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‘Huge flame of fire’: Teen’s painful burns after his iPhone battery explodes

A teenager is lucky to still have his eyesight after his iPhone battery exploded. Jay Watson, from Dakabin north of Brisbane, ended up with burns to his chest and singed his hair after he tried changing the battery of his iPhone 6 on Sunday night without his shirt on. “It was a bang and a huge […]

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Galaxy S7 Explodes on Its Own, Without Even Being Plugged in a Charger

It seems that the days of exploding Samsung phones are still not behind us as a Nigerian Samsung device user recently took to Twitter to reveal that his Galaxy S7 edge caught fire without any provocation. This isn’t the first time a Samsung device has allegedly gone up in flames. If you remember, Samsung had to discontinue the Galaxy Note7 […]

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HP expands laptop battery recall due to fire and burn hazards

HP is recalling around 78,500 laptop batteries that pose fire and burn hazards, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) announced on Tuesday. There have been eight new reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring following the initial recall in January 2018, including one report of a minor injury and two reports of […]

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HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries over fire concerns

HP is recalling around 101,000 lithium-ion batteries used in the company’s range of laptops. The recall is an expansion from the 41,000 recalled back in June, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission claims affected batteries could overheat “posing fire and burn hazards.” Affected laptops include the HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebooks sold […]

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US bars lithium batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft

The U.S. government said on Wednesday it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes. The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) unveiled the new rules after Congress last year […]

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Sony: stop using our VAIO laptop or risk fire

Sony is warning owners of its new VAIO Fit 11A to stop using them immediately after discovering the hybrid laptops are at risk of catching fire, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company is currently in the process of notifying over 25,000 VAIO owners that their computers may include faulty batteries that are unsafe. The VAIO Fit 11A […]

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