Category: Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Page 8/8

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

HP Recalls Laptop Batteries

Due to fire and burn hazards, the company offers to replace lithium-ion cells in nearly 41,000 devices HP has issued a voluntary recall for the lithium-ion batteries in over a dozen laptop models due to threats of fire and burns. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the computer manufacturer has received seven reports of HP battery packs […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Toshiba Laptop Battery Packs Recalled

Toshiba has issued a voluntary recall on potentially hazardous battery packs installed in 39 of its laptop models. According to the company, the battery packs, manufactured by Panasonic, can overheat and pose a burn and fire hazard.  The recall includes models from Toshiba’s Mini Notebook, Portégé, Satellite, Satellite Pro, and Tecra lines of PCs. Any laptop purchased […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

An iPhone Is the Latest Thing to Catch Fire on a Plane

Lithium-ion batteries and aircraft have some bad blood: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners were grounded three years ago because of battery fires, the FAA banned all lithium batteries in hold luggage, and now an innocent iPhone has caused a fire on an Alaska Air flight. According to a KOMO news report, a girl on a spring break flight […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

The Risks in Hoverboards and Other Lithium-Ion Gadgets

There could be a bomb in your house, and you put it there. In recent years, we have brought home a slew of new battery-powered devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, electronic cigarettes, electric cars, drones, hand-held vacuums and toys. But while we celebrate how these devices have improved our lives, we haven’t realized that many […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Experts: Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries in Bulk as Cargo on Planes Is Unsafe

Federal transportation regulators and the country’s main pilot union are all warning against shipping large quantities of lithium ion batteries as cargo. The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday said it’s time to ban bulk battery shipments on all passenger planes. The Federal Aviation Administration put out a safety alert last month warning carriers that when transported […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Homeowner Injured Trying To Put Out Fire Caused By Lithium Polymer Battery

LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters responded to a house fire in Lone Tree at approximately 3 a.m. Monday on Peacock Drive. By the time they arrived, there were only fumes left as the fire was already out. The homeowner was able to put out the fire, and suffered burns to his hands and face. He […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

INMETCO building severely damaged Sunday in fire

ELLWOOD CITY — Residents near the INMETCO facility were advised Sunday morning to remain in their homes and close their windows — which wasn’t really an issue following an overnight frost — during a fire in one of the battery processing plant’s buildings. Brian Melcer, Lawrence County Public Safety director, said the fire affected INMETCO’s […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Nvidia recalls all Shield Tablets due to battery fire hazard

Nvidia promised spectacular, unprecedented gaming performance from its 8-inch Shield Tablet last year, but its pursuit of extreme performance seems to have gone a tiny bit too far. The company is now recalling its first Android tablet device due to a potential fire hazard posed by the battery, which can overheat. No details are provided about the […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers over battery fire safety risks

Company asks customers to stop using speakers, promising refund after discovering that ‘in rare cases’ they may catch on fire Apple has issued a voluntary recall of its Beats Pill XL speakers, after discovering that the device’s battery can overheat and catch on fire. While the company claims that this is “rare”, it is nevertheless asking […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Lenovo begins global recall for fire hazard ThinkPad batteries

Lenovo has begun a worldwide recall on lithium-ion batteries from several ThinkPad models, saying they pose a fire hazard risk. Lenovo launched the battery recall yesterday following two reports in North America of battery packs overheating, causing damage to the batteries themselves, the computers holding them, and nearby property, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Crash investigators trace UPS plane fire to batteries

Crash investigators in the United Arab Emirates traced the fire that destroyed a UPS plane in 2010 to the cargo of lithium batteries, and found that smoke-detection equipment took too long to alert the crew, according to a report released Wednesday. That country’s General Civil Aviation Authority found that heat from the fire disabled the […]

Batt, Portable, Laptop, Phone

Powerful But Fragile: The Challenge Of Lithium Batteries

Boeing announced late Friday that it is postponing deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner because of problems with its big batteries. Aviation authorities in the U.S. and abroad grounded the new jetliners after those batteries failed in two planes operated by Japanese airlines, including one battery that burned while the plane was on the ground. […]

Theme by Anders Norén