“To some observers, it may seem like closing the barn door after the horses have escaped, but next month a group of high-tech companies — includin leading notebook computer makers Dell, Lenovo, Apple and Hewlett-Packard — will be holding a summit meeting in San Jose, Calif., to get the ball rolling on manufacturing standards for lithium-ion batteries for portable and handheld electronic devices,” John P. Mello Jr. reports for E-Commerce Times.
“The companies are part of the OEM Critical Components Committee of the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries, of Bannockburn, Ill. The organization has some 2,400 members involved in making, designing or using electronic components,” Mello Jr. reports.
Mello Jr. reports, “The move comes after Dell, on Aug. 14, announced the recall of 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony because, under some conditions, they may overheat and cause a risk of fire.”
“The panel began to focus on battery standards long before Dell’s massive recall was announced, according to the chairman of the committee, Dell’s Director of Supplier Engineering and Quality John Grosso,” Mello Jr. reports.
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