By Jim Powell – The current plight of Boeing and the airlines that fly the 787 aircraft highlights not only the safety risks, but also the commercial risks of lithium battery-powered products and devices.
Lithium batteries are marvelous inventions — they are lightweight, relatively inexpensive and can pack a lot of power with a shelf life far superior to other types of battery technology. These days, rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and primary non-rechargeable lithium batteries are everywhere. And unfortunately, they are also considered “Dangerous Goods” (or “HazMat,” a term used in the U.S.). more> http://tinyurl.com/ahgp45e