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Lenovo Recalls 80,000 Laptops as Potential Fire Hazards

Lenovo has issued a recall for about 80,00 laptops it sold in 2016 and 2017. You might be in the habit of ignoring recalls, but this is definitely not one to ignore. Lenovo says the ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops included in the recall contain batteries that could overheat and damage the machine. It might even catch fire. […]

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Lenovo Recalling ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops Because Their Batteries Might Explode

Lenovo is recalling tens of thousands of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop for potential fire hazards, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The move comes after determining that a loose screw inside the machine could cause damage to the lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries are extremely dangerous and sensitive. Just look at what happened to the […]

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Bucks County woman burned by exploding laptop battery

LANGHORNE, Pa. (WPVI) — One minute, Loretta Luff of Langhorne Manor was working on her laptop. The next, she was rushed to the hospital with serious burns. Authorities say the lithium-ion battery inside her laptop exploded Sunday afternoon. Flames spread over her upper body, charred her clothing and damaged the carpet inside her home on […]

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A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded

A man at an electronics store in China decided to give a smartphone battery his own litmus test by biting it. The battery ruptured and caused a small explosion. The spectacle, captured by the store’s CCTV security cameras, was uploaded to Miaopai, a Chinese video sharing platform similar to the now-defunct Vine. It has since garnered […]

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This could be why some Apple iPhone batteries are exploding

Last week, we told you about two different cases where Apple iPhone batteries exploded and caught on fire at Apple Stores in Zurich, Switzerland and Valencia, Spain. While Apple has not commented on the incidents, no one was hospitalized as a result of the explosions, which created flames and heavy smoke inside both locations. The first […]

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Apple Store Evacuated After iPhone Battery Explosion

An Apple Store in Zurich, Switzerland, was evacuated Tuesday after an iPhone battery reportedly overheated and exploded, burning one staff member. Police said 50 workers and customers were forced to leave the store on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse shopping avenue after a repair worker burned his hand while removing the battery from the device. Citing Zurich City […]

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HP Recalls 50,000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

HP has initiated a voluntarily recall of a number of laptop batteries. These batteries are used inside various Envy, ProBook and ZBook notebooks over the past two years due to fire and burn hazards. The manufacturer claims that it had received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring. In total, HP intends to recall 50,000 […]

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Panasonic recall for overheating laptop, tablet batteries tops 300,000

Panasonic has vastly expanded a recall of lithium-ion batteries at risk of overheating that affects ruggedized Toughbook tablets as well as notebook computers. The electronics maker added 98,520 CF-VZSU53AW battery packs for the H2 Toughbook tablet outside Japan to the recall, up from 8,530 announced in May. The Toughbook batteries were manufactured between June 2011 and September […]

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HP Recalls 50,000 Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

Affected consumers should download fix while waiting for replacement HP announced today that it is recalling the lithium-ion batteries in more than 50,000 laptops because of the danger of fire in cases of battery malfunction. “These batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers,” the company said in a statement. […]

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Beware of lithium ion battery fire dangers, Europe warns Christmas air travelers

BERLIN – European aviation safety authorities have urged airlines to remind passengers about how best to transport electronic devices containing lithium ion batteries over the busy Christmas travel period. Lithium ion batteries, found in devices such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and electronic cigarettes, are seen as a fire risk, and there are concerns that if […]

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Feds urge airlines to ban laptops in checked bags, citing fire, explosion risk

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in […]

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Laptop fire in cargo hold could bring down a plane: FAA study

A single overheating laptop in checked luggage that bursts into flames on an airliner can overwhelm the fire suppression system and could bring down the aircraft, according to disturbing new research. Regulators had believed that the flame-retardant gas required in airliner cargo holds could knock down single lithium battery fires, Bloomberg News reported. But tests conducted […]

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Can Standards-Based Testing Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Field Failures?

Standards-based testing for lithium-ion batteries is required but not sufficient to guarantee battery safety and reliability. Some key points that I would make in support of my argument: 1. STANDARDS-BASED TESTING IS FOCUSED ON ABUSE TOLERANCE The vast majority of standards-based testing is focused on abuse tolerance such as overcharge, crush, impact and external short circuit tests. […]

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Why smartphone and laptop batteries explode, and what can you do to protect yourself

Make no mistake, a faulty lithium-ion battery is incredibly dangerous, and it can explode. Thankfully, explosions and fires don’t happen all that often. Take a quick look around your home or office. How many electronic devices — laptops, smartphones, tablets, power banks, chargers and such — can you see? I’m betting that it’s quite a […]

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What’s Behind the Increase in Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on Planes?

The FAA reports that, on average, one of these fires occurs every 10 days. Here’s what passengers need to know. An alarming increase in the number of smoke and fire incidents on airlines from passengers’ malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries is causing concern among safety and aviation experts as summer travel season approaches. “It’s one of the […]

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etBlue flight diverted after laptop battery catches fire, officials say

A San Francisco-bound JetBlue flight departing from New York City was forced to make an emergency landing in Michigan Tuesday night after a laptop battery caught on fire, authorities said. Flight 915 from John F. Kennedy Airport was diverted “due to a lithium battery fire from a passenger’s laptop,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in […]

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Toshiba expands recall of laptop battery packs by 83,000 due to burn/fire risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert that Toshiba on Wednesday has greatly expanded its recall of laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards. More specifically, these are Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs that have been found susceptible to overheating in 41 models of the Toshiba Satellite laptop, which runs Windows. The firm […]

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A fire onboard a JetBlue flight exposes why Trump’s laptop ban could be so dangerous

On Tuesday, JetBlue Flight 915 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco was diverted to Michigan after a lithium-ion battery in a device in a passenger’s bag caused a fire. It’s an occurrence that exposes one of the major dangers experts have associated with the Trump administration’s ban on large electronics in the cabins […]

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JetBlue flight diverted after fire in passenger’s electronic device

A fire on board forced a JetBlue flight to make an emergency landing Tuesday. Airport officials said the fire was caused by a lithium battery in an electronic device. Flight 915 left New York’s JFK airport early Tuesday evening and was headed for San Francisco, but not long after the flight took off, smoke started pouring out […]

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North Phoenix inferno sparked by lithium batteries

A late-afternoon fire that caused the roof of a north Phoenix manufacturing building to collapse on Friday was exacerbated by lithium batteries inside, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. The blaze started just before 5 p.m. at a manufacturing building near Central Avenue and Deer Valley Road that produces batteries and motors for electric vehicles, officials […]

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