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Old 11-21-16, 04:23 AM
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Another Flaming Toy

Re: Toys 'R' Us Pulls Tonka Truck After It Apparently Burst Into Flames - NBC News What do you want to bet it turns out to have lithium ion batteries? At what point do you decide a battery technology isn't worth the risk no matter how good?
 
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Old 11-21-16, 06:46 AM
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Is it the battery or the charger that's usually at fault? I've had no problems (so far) with my Li-Ion tool batteries (Bosch & Dewalt). But my 15-month old cordless vacuum is dead with 5 of the 7 cells in the 23.5V pack at 0V across the terminals. It sits on the charging stand 24/7--no choice really as it falls over by itself. It has a small "wall wart" charger that's probably nothing more than an unregulated trickle charger. A $200 vac should come with a better charger.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 07:57 AM
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Saw this on TV news myself. Brief excerpt of this news article. Can't overly sensationalize events like these on TV news for fear of excessively offending corporate advertisers...:NO NO NO:


However, without any doubts, a serious potential hazard. Surely or likely to put a damper on coming holidays sales...

Might be better to revert back to using an RV deep cycle battery like this one

Primary reason why >HOME< delivery is not offered...

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User assumes all responsibility for safe transport and usage.
Transport with this side UP only. See box instructions and picture for directions.

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This toy product, unlike the real truck, has NO fire extinguisher!

Read the enclosed owners manual and safety warnings.
If product does not explode or erupt into flames......prior....

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Old 11-21-16, 03:13 PM
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What is bothering me is Dewalt now offering tools with 60 volt batteries. How safe can they be?
 
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Old 11-21-16, 04:34 PM
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Dewalt now offering tools with 60 volt batteries.
Guaranteed till death do us part.
 
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Old 11-22-16, 06:40 AM
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So safe they can't be shipped via air :NO NO NO:

I hope Dewalt considered that some tradesmen use tablesaws & chopsaws to cut aluminum. A build-up of conductive metal in the new 120Vmax tools with 2 of those bombs mounted could literally bring down the house.
 
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Old 11-23-16, 03:27 AM
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It seems Dewalt wants to be the innovator in new tools, but always falls behind. I remember when I bought my Makita driver/drill combo with the small batteries. They last a long time and charge quickly. Dewalt was still using their XRP batteries on a small frame driver. Duh. You lug around a driver all day with an XRP and your hip will tell on you.
 
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Old 11-23-16, 11:40 PM
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I am convinced that Makita makes much better battery powered tools than Dewalt does Larry. With our house next door that we haven't sold yet due to various reasons I did at times borrow our contractors drill and what a difference between Black and Decker(Which is made by Dewalt or vice versa) and the Makita drill driver. It is like night and day and if I ever buy any other rechargeable drill it will definitely be a Makita. Much lighter and the battery lasts practically forever between charges. I also liked the work light very handy in dark areas when drilling.

I am very concerned though about the exploding batteries in the toys as I have nephews who are about the right age now for such a toy. I am glad though that this has been put in the press and it is being reported. With other batteries exploding too in other devices such as cell phones and laptops I think the battery industry and government need to look very carefully at how these rechargeable batteries are being made and then fix the problems as soon as possible.
 
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Old 11-24-16, 05:02 AM
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I saw a video on the news yesterday of a guy that had an e-cig go off in his pants pocket. It was surprisingly pyrotechnic. I suspect the jewels may have been badly damaged.

He is still in the hospital.
 
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