Battery,fire

10.28.16
Lithium battery failure wipes out DARPA robot at NASA
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Lithium battery failure wipes out DARPA robot at NASA

Serves as a reminder to us all that we should probably read up on fire safety.

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10.11.16
NYT: Samsung engineers can't replicate Galaxy Note 7 problems
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NYT: Samsung engineers can't replicate Galaxy Note 7 problems

The manufacturer doesn't seem to know why its phones keep catching fire.

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10.11.16
Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good
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Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note 7 for good

The smartphone's name is ruined after two recalls and numerous fires.

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10.09.16
Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: carrier responses)
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Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: carrier responses)

The phone's battery might be as unsafe as it was before the recall.

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04.24.14
Sony to begin fixing combustible Vaio Fit laptops in May
04.24.14

Sony to begin fixing combustible Vaio Fit laptops in May

It's always sad when a company stumbles during its victory lap, but as Sony looked to gracefully e...

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05.11.12
USPS goes postal on lithium ion batteries, refuses to ship smartphones overseas
05.11.12

USPS goes postal on lithium ion batteries, refuses to ship smartphones overseas

The USPS has announced that it'll refuse to ship any gear containing lithium ion batteries oversea...

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01.24.12
Chevy Volt safe from fire hazard after all, says government
01.24.12

Chevy Volt safe from fire hazard after all, says government

The Chevy Volt isn't prone to catching fire after all, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Adm...

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01.05.12
GM to add 'enhancements' to Chevy Volt's battery coolant system, will call back 8,000 cars
01.05.12

GM to add 'enhancements' to Chevy Volt's battery coolant system, will call back 8,000 cars

In the wake of an NHSTA "formal safety investigation," GM today announced plans to add enhancem...

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