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Exploding Batteries

Cell Phone Battery Safety – How to Prevent Exploding Batteries

As reports of cell phone battery explosions increase, manufacturers and consumer advocates advise a handful of precautions to lessen the chances of a mishap. “We don’t want to scare anybody, because there is a huge market out there; but we have had problems with batteries, and in many instances, the chargers,” said Scott Wolfson, spokesman for the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. Why do Cell Phone Batteries Explode? Cell phone safety experts say it’s generally best to use batteries recommended by the handset maker. Look for a “UL” logo on any battery you use. That certifies that the device has passed industry-standard lithium battery safety tests. Many incidents have involved unapproved products and counterfeits that can be identified with some rudimentary knowledge. Manufacturers such as…