- Feb 10, 2010
Oh wow... that makes me trust my cheap-o cells even less. It's a good thing there was no flame generated, it could have been a huge fire danger.
Well, since no actual gurus have come forth as of yet, I guess I'll post a link to the thread you might be thinking of, all 25 pages of it.There's a thread out there that talks about the possible dangers of battery chemicals causing some real health problems from an incident like this. (I'm sorry I can't find it, but I'm sure the guru can point you in the right direction)
Dang, scary stuff. I think my TK has now obtained "shelf ornament" status for the time being. The weird thing is, I thought the green Sony batts were LiMN's (which supposedly don't fail like this) rather than Li-Ions. If I'm wrong, somebody please correct me!
On a different note, if Li-Ions even appear to be acting strangely, toss 'em. I realize this has already been said, but it definitely bears repeating. I observed a similar charging issue (thankfully, with protected batteries in a different light) and got rid of the trouble cell immediately.
EDIT: noticed my post earlier in this thread, hopefully I'm not jinxing anybody.
I agree in principle, except for the license part.Perhaps a person should be required to pass a test before being allowed to purchase an item like these?
like a drivers license, or a gun license, or a doctors license, so the buyer understands the extreme dangers, and how to avoid them?
not hold seller liable for misuse.
looking at the damage to the building, and reading another newer post where 6 glass roof panels are also cracked,
im *guestimating* a repair bill of $6000 or more.
but that is nothing compared to the loss of a hand or a childs life.