|Rechargeables Strong Despite Lithium Cell Meltdown|
|Topic||Developing and Managing Products (New Product Development and Product Life Cycle)|
|Key Words||Commercialization, quality, TQM, product safety, test marketing|
|InfoTrac Reference|| A160863198
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The mobile computing industry experienced a lithium-ion battery meltdown in 2006 when power packs linked to Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp. overheated in laptops by Dell, Apple, Fujitsu, and Toshiba. Apple Computer alone recalled 1.8 million notebook battery packs after discovering that cells inside the computers were overheating. Dell announced a similar recall around the same time, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recalls were among the two largest in consumer electronics history.
|Source||James Carbone, "Demand remains strong for lithium cells," Purchasing, March 15, 2007 v136 i4 p19|
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