Batteries a threat to airline safety?
Some batteries used in cellphones and laptop computers can catch fire or explode and may present a hazard to air travel, officials say. Concern about a possible terrorist strike caused flight attendants to confiscate 58 batteries from a passenger aboard an American Airlines flight leaving New York, according to USA Today. The lithium-ion batteries are generally safe for consumer use but could be rigged to make a bomb, Indiana University engineer Jian Xie said.
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