Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 25 2008] Faulty Batteries Sending Laptops into Meltdown

Several notebook computer batteries have recently melted or exploded due to battery overheating. According to the Mapo Fire Station on Sunday, in the latest incident overheated lithium-ion batteries in a Samsung notebook computer caused the plastic lid of the battery case to melt. The accident happened early Sunday afternoon while a 34-year-old woman identified as Chung was using the notebook resting on a pillow at her home in Yeonnam-dong, Mapo. In previous cases on Jan. 8 and 21, the batteries of LG Electronics notebooks had exploded or melted. LG suspended the sale of the notebook model in question, the Xnote Z1-AE007.

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