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Apple, Dell plan standards for batteries

Dell and Apple are teaming up to develop design and safety standards for lithium-ion batteries, following their recall of nearly six million Sony-made batteries this month.

The batteries had been reported as overheating and in some cases catching fire.

The two companies belong to an electronic components standard-setting group called IPC, which plans to discuss these matters on 13 September.

"Without a doubt, standardisation can and will address the issue of operation and safety called into question by the use of lithium-ion batteries. While the committee had identified lithium-ion batteries as the next product for standardisation, we are going to accelerate our activities now," said John Grosso, chairman of the IPC OEM Critical Components Committee and director of supplier engineering and quality, sub-tier and critical components at Dell.

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