Monday, February 27, 2017

WJLA report "Warning: Exploding Lithium" has more future implications for travel


WJLA-7 aired a report “Warning: Exploding Lithium” on the increasing attention to the remote but possibly catastrophic results from lithium battery explosions and fires, especially in electronics. In the past, entire brands of smartphones (in Samsung's lines) were banned from planes because of this problem.

And a very few lithium battery laptop fires have been reported, although these may be from a known manufacturing issue in the mid 2000’s.



The way travel works, it is critical that people be able to bring their devices (phones, tablets and laptops) on planes and have them fully usable when they arrive.
 
One tip is not to leave unattended devices plugged in.

Overseas manufacture, especially in China, contributes to the problem. Donald Trump could be right that some things would be better and safer if we made them at home.  

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