Hidden Danger Aboard Planes: Lithium Batteries

Shipments suspected in 2 jet crashes

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 31, 2012 12:09 PM CST | Updated Jan 5, 2013 7:59 AM CST

(Newser) – The new year brings new shipping standards for lithium batteries—and though they're designed to improve safety, the new rules may not be enough to protect us. The Wall Street Journal explains that the batteries can "spontaneously ignite" if they're damaged or...   Read full story »

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