Update: More On Those Exploding Phones

 Just when you thought it was over…. The Register reports that Test-Aankoop, the Belgian consumer watchdog that reported Nokia batteries as dangerous and then had it corrected, says Nokia still has a problem. The Finnish mobile phone maker cannot guarantee that its batteries are safe, because consumers cannot distinguish between original and non-original batteries, the watch dog says.
 
Nokia yesterday admitted that “tens of thousands counterfeit batteries were seized in recent raids in Holland, the United Kingdom, and other countries in the EU”.
 
Reminds me of the fake Bluetooth story a while back. How do we know what’s kosher and that it won’t blow up in our face, or ear?

19. November 2003 by jeremy
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