• Joe Biden February 23, 2022 7:49 am

    Biden Wants to Cut Into China's Electric Battery Dominance

    President Joe Biden highlighted his efforts to counter China’s dominance of the electric battery market as he touted domestic efforts to mine and process lithium and rare metals.

  • technology June 25, 2021 5:14 pm

    Portable Mini-Fans Can Explode

    In Japan, the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation warns of lithium batteries in portable mini-fans that can cause fire and smoke.

  • auto industry April 12, 2021 4:36 am

    Biden Sees `Win' for US in Electric Vehicle Battery Deal

    Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said they’ve settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia

  • China August 19, 2019 1:04 am

    Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

    The two recent incidents involving Apple products show a growing risk to the company’s brand: the lithium-ion batteries that power its devices. First, the Federal Aviation Administration disclosed last week that some Apple laptops have been banned from flights. This comes after Apple recalled some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop models because the batteries inside the computers pose a fire hazard....

  • Associated Press August 14, 2019 8:23 pm

    Some Apple Laptops Banned From Flights for Fire Risk

    Are laptops allowed on planes? Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving batteries for some Apple MacBook Pro laptops.

  • iPhone August 23, 2017 8:34 pm

    Up From the Ashes: Samsung Unveils Successor to Note 7 Phone

    Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity....
    The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each phone. Last year’s Note 7 had to be recalled after dozens spontaneously caught fire because of...

  • Connecticut August 23, 2017 10:44 pm

    Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note 8, Successor to Recalled Note 7

    Samsung announced its newest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, on Aug. 23. The new phone is the successor to the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled when dozens caught fire because of a battery problem.

  • Beijing March 15, 2017 2:09 pm

    Passenger Injured After Headphones Explode Midflight

    A woman suffered burns to her hands and face after batteries on her headset caught on fire mid-flight from Beijing to Melbourne, according to Australian officials.

  • Walmart January 25, 2017 8:24 pm

    HP Recalls More Than 100,000 Laptop Batteries Due to Overheating

    HP is recalling about 101,000 laptop batteries due to risk of overheating and causing fires. The company has expanded the number of recalled batteries to include those shipped with laptops sold between March 2013 and October 2016. A previous battery issue for the same model led to a recall of 40,000 batteries in June 2016.

  • China December 14, 2016 6:48 pm

    Huff, Puff and Explode: E-cigarette Fires, Injuries on Rise

    Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home from a beauty salon. “It was like a firecracker” as it seared third-degree burns in her leg, blasted through her charred pants and stuck in the dashboard, the New Yorker said. That was...

  • president September 2, 2016 3:28 pm

    Samsung Stops Galaxy Note 7 Sales After Battery Explosions

    Samsung says it is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after finding batteries of some of the gadgets exploded while they were charging. Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business said Friday that customers who already bought Note 7s will be able to swap them for new smartphones, regardless of the purchasing date.

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