Skip to comments.Mobile phone batteries explode during Chinese tests; Motorola says they're counterfeit
Posted on 07/08/2007 9:10:22 AM PDT by John Jorsett
BEIJING: Mobile phone batteries that exploded in flames during tests by officials in southern China were counterfeit, spokeswomen for Nokia and Motorola said Saturday.
The Guangdong Industrial and Commercial Administration's Web site said four batteries exploded while being recharged during quality tests, which flunked 40 percent of mobile phone batteries and 80 percent of chargers.
The tests also found that of 40 locally purchased batteries, 15 had a smaller capacity that labeled, sometimes by as much as half.
Motorola spokeswoman Mary Lamb told The Associated Press that Motorola immediately sent a team to Guangdong province and found that the tests were legitimate, but that the three batteries labeled Motorola were counterfeit.
"We went with members of the lab and actually looked at batteries, and determined they were not authentic," she said.
Nokia spokeswoman Han Ying said the battery labeled Nokia that exploded was counterfeit.
The batteries are the latest in a parade of unsafe goods from China, including poison pet food, fake blood protein and dangerous toys.
Chinese imports accounted for more than 60 percent of the recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission this year, and all of the 24 toy recalls.
China recently announced that nearly 20 percent of consumer goods it tested in the domestic market failed quality trials.
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More lies by the Western powers to discredit China’s glorious manufacturers because we’re afraid of the competition.
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Unsaid in the article is battery type.
Almost certainly Lithium Ion.
Risks are real and serious:
Eventually, an airliner will be lost in flight due to this.
Meanwhile, buy your extra batts directly from the widget
maker. Do not use the mall kiosk seller. Think twice
about even using Best Buy.
MOVE 'PATENT LAWYERS'
FOR GREAT JUSTICE
/ MAIN SCREEN BLOW UP
Just in case some agree -- I'm being sarcastic.
The Coming China Wars: Where they Will Be Fought and How they Can Be Won by Peter Navarro.
Professor Navarro says China's counterfeit drugs and products can literally kill you.As I recall the professor also wrote that counterfeiting is more profitable than illegal drugs and that counterfeiting is about ten percent of world trade.
Radio Shack is another bad one to stay away from.
The irony for the multi national companies is that the fakes are probably coming out of the same factories that make the real ones. When will they get it?
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