The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has ordered Nokia's Japan
unit to "report by next Friday on details of a series of accidents" involving Matsushita's li-ion batteries
that were recently found to have, shall we say, toasty tendencies
. Reportedly, the ministry had phoned up Nokia Japan President Tyler McGee to hear his explanation, but apparently, it has deemed that more details are necessary. It seems the purpose here is to examine whether there were "any problems with Nokia
Japan's handling of the overheating accidents," and considering that it purportedly took 16 days (6 more than the limit) for that unit to report initially on the problem, it may already be in a bit of hot water.