Nokia batteries 'pose explosion risk'

10th November 2003, Comments 0 comments

7 November 2003 , AMSTERDAM — In response to two reports of mobile phone explosions in the Netherlands and claims that non-original batteries were to blame, test results have indicated that original Nokia batteries are also dangerous.

7 November 2003

AMSTERDAM — In response to two reports of mobile phone explosions in the Netherlands and claims that non-original batteries were to blame, test results have indicated that original Nokia batteries are also dangerous.

The Dutch consumer watchdog Consumentenbond said tests carried out by its Belgian sister organisation, Test Aankoop, found that the original batteries could reach a temperature of 130 degrees Celsius due to inadequate protection against short circuits.

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