China claims Motorola, Nokia batteries explode

As investigations continued into the June 19 death of Xiao Jinpeng whose cell phone battery exploded and killed the 22-year-old Chinese man, authorities have found batteries that may blow up when used in Motorola Incorporated and Nokia Corporporation cell phones. However, neither Motorola nor provincial law enforcement has confirmed that the phone, reported as made by Illinois-based Motorola, was actually a company-branded handset. Both handset manufacturers have said they are cooperating with the safety investigation, but claimed that the batteries fingered by authorities were unauthorized copycats.

A Motorola spokesman downplayed the phone connection. "Preliminary evidence suggests it is highly unlikely that a cell phone caused this accident. We are working with the Chinese authorities to determine and investigate the root cause," said Yang Boning, a Beijing press officer for Motorola. According to the New York Times, Chinese investigators are not sure if any of the dangerous counterfeit cell phone batteries have been exported, or if they were only sold domestically.

News source: ComputerWorld

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Probably was a Chinese knockoff battery. Some of those cheap non-oem replacements are pretty flakey and not to be trusted. I've seen majorly swollen LiPo cells, though Li-Poly isn't supposed to have enough free Lithium to burn like that one supposedly did.

Exactly my thought. There are plenty of reports around where these damn Chinese counterfeits have been exploding. It's about time they got a taste of their own medicine IMO.

China is the country who makes these things, so they're only blaming themselves. I mean come on, everything is "Made In China".

it was a motorola phone that exploded not a NOKIA. actually on the news it was never mentioned anything about nokia!

maybe he also had a tube of toothpaste made in china...that actually made the 'bootlegged' battery explode...LOL

obsolete_power said,
Just goes to show you that things made in China are absolute trash! Geez, does anything good come out of that country???

Other than the computer you're posting from and the clothes you're wearing, probably nothing much.

crap is made here in the US as well as other countries as well...hell, the US produced red-necks and trailer trash, so shut up your racist mouths...china isn't all that bad.

SirEvan said,
crap is made here in the US as well as other countries as well...hell, the US produced red-necks and trailer trash, so shut up your racist mouths...china isn't all that bad.

Aahah ur mad, ur mad. :nuts:

SirEvan said,
crap is made here in the US as well as other countries as well...hell, the US produced red-necks and trailer trash, so shut up your racist mouths...china isn't all that bad.

This don't justify the amount of chinese inmigrant (many illegals) in USA.

The 22-year-old man wore his Motorola phone on a neckstrap while doing some metal welding work. Any lithium-ion/polymer battery, no matter its original or some sweatshop knockoff, will explode from being exposed to such a high temperature.

The exploding Nokia phone almost blew off the nipples of a man in China. The phone was second hand.

Phil_123 reporting from Hong Kong, which is right next to China, with no media or internet censorships nor great firewalls of China.

It's amazing to me the Chinese say that they even exist. Look at what they tell the world " Tiananmen Square never happened, those pictures were made up by the international media to bring us down as a nation." Why do they even let them have computers, access to electricity or running water. I thought all the Chinese gov't wants is every last being to be chained to their desk for life churning out trinkets for the world to choke on. Oh wait most of them already do. When China topples (Look at the former soviet union- alot of people thought they would dominate as a Superpower, sure it's in shambles now but what did America look like in the 1st hundred years of democracy? Given time the people are making it work-not some tyranical gov't) I'm sure it'll suck to be them-but I think they'd rather have that than to have a gov't that kills anyone with a thought of their own, or women/girls for being just that-women and girls.
Oh and I'm sure that the Chinese are also VERY PROUD of making their nation the most GAY continent in human history. How many men to women ratio? To bad they forgot that you can't treat the women of your culture worse than the dirt you **** on-China=small dicks w/ a big problem. Communism's goal-make a country of nothing but dicks-figurative and literally speaking.
May ALL of china's gov't officials be tortured, abused and made fun of in the worst possible way on the world stage.
Signed
DATmafia
(Don't **** with the freedom of others - doesn't matter who you are!)

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