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NorCal Battery Company ĎAppalledí Product Used In Boston Marathon Bombings
AP) ^ | April 17, 2013 4:16 PM

Posted on 04/17/2013 7:47:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Officials at a Northern California battery company said Wednesday they believe a battery they manufacture was used in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Benjamin Mull, spokesman for Fremont-based Tenergy Corp., said that based on crime scene photos that have appeared online, the company believes one of its nickel-metal hydride batteries was used to make the bombs that detonated Monday near the marathon’s finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 180.

The company has reached out to Boston police and the FBI, but hasn’t heard directly from investigators, Mull said.

The company said the 1.25-volt battery seen in the photos is sold in retail outlets and is frequently used by hobbyists for various toys, including radio-controlled cars and trucks.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


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Hate to be cynical but....
1 posted on 04/17/2013 7:47:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

They shouldn’t even have to respond. They make batteries, that’s it.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 7:49:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

....I think this company saw a chance for some free advertising.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 7:51:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

When I saw the photo of the battery, I thought they may have been foreign..I’ve never seen them before, so I looked them up. I find it stunning that they’ve offered to help and said they haven’t heard back yet. I’m sure they’ve got ways to trace...lot/date code..etc.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 7:52:27 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t think anyone would be proud of that. Just being associated is bad business.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 7:54:10 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: BenLurkin
What a coincidence Fremont is known is "little Kabul" here in the bay area and packed full of all kinds of american hating people... Muslim or not.

disclaimer... I am sure there are some nice people in Fremont.

6 posted on 04/17/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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NorCal Battery Company ‘Appalled’ Product Used In Boston Marathon Bombings

That does it!! Henceforth, batteries (ESPECIALLY those from northern California) and pressure cookers should be registered with the federal government and the purchasers of these products should have to face a universal background check!!!


/dripping sarcasm

7 posted on 04/17/2013 8:00:00 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Orange1998

We probably won’t be seeing this in any Duracell-like “when it’s GOT to work” type ads.

Seriously, this is a out-from-left-field PR nightmare for a company. Even though anyone with a brain will CONSCIOUSLY know that the company was totally unrelated and blameless for this, their favorability numbers will drop like a brick for subconscious reasons. There are consulting companies hat specialize in crisis/damage control, and I hope that Tenergy has someone on their Rolodex. They make good batteries, you can find them in lot of electronic equipment.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 8:01:54 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: BenLurkin

Well it’s obvious we need to ban them too.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 8:02:44 PM PDT by exit82b
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To: BenLurkin

If your brand is visibly connected to an evil event, if people watch the news and see your packaging and logo, you must publicly respond.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 8:05:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: BenLurkin

Fremont is also the home of Solyndra. FWIW...


11 posted on 04/17/2013 8:17:59 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: BenLurkin

Obummer, Cuomo and Bloomberg to Hold Battery Violence Conference after Assault and Battery Violence Conference which comes before the Assault With a Battery Conference next week in Fremont, at the electric vehicle plant there.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 8:38:46 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: mnehring

“They shouldn’t even have to respond. They make batteries, that’s it.”

No, they make WEAPONS OF TERROR.

Let’s get started on battery registration.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 8:40:03 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BenLurkin

What company made the pressure cookers?


14 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

FAGOR, A Spanish company, makes the pressure cooker cited in the news articles. Their name is clearly shown on the base of every cooker.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 9:30:08 PM PDT by aloppoct (stucnsf)
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To: BenLurkin

Not one comment about the voltage used. This id used because it connects to........................


16 posted on 04/17/2013 10:32:52 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: BenLurkin

“The company has reached out to Boston police and the FBI, but hasn’t heard directly from investigators, Mull said.”

I also saw this on local news.

WTH? What is going on? Do they want to find the killers, or not?


17 posted on 04/17/2013 11:28:06 PM PDT by Selene
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