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Report on Electric Storage Explosion Highlights Danger of a Growing Technology

An investigation into the cause of an explosion at an Arizona energy storage facility that injured four firefighters confirms what engineers had feared: Packing lithium-ion batteries tightly together can spark a chain reaction that can cause catastrophic damage and endanger …

Safety Firm Bolsters Battery Standards After Boeing Crisis

Underwriters Laboratories, a 119-year-old U.S. company that develops product safety tests, is strengthening its lithium-ion battery standards after a string of high-profile battery failures that shed light on the technology’s weak spots. Those vulnerabilities were highlighted this year when regulators …

Japan Probe Finds Miswiring of Boeing 787 Battery

A probe into the overheating of a lithium ion battery in an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 found it was improperly wired, Japan’s Transport Ministry said Wednesday. The Transport Safety Board said in a report that the battery of the …

U.S. Clears Boeing 787 for Test Flights

U.S. agencies cleared Boeing Co to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved, which may delay …

NTSB: Boeing 787 Battery Shows Short-Circuiting

Federal accident investigators say a short-circuit and an uncontrolled chemical reaction apparently took place in a Boeing 787 battery before the battery caught fire earlier this month in Boston. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman says investigators have not …

GM Offers Fix to Prevent Volt Fire Risk

General Motors Co said on Thursday it has developed a proposed fix to the battery pack for the Chevrolet Volt to eliminate the risk of a fire being triggered days after a crash. GM said it would strengthen structural protection …