South Korea tightens security rules for batteries after problems

South Korea tightens security rules for batteries after problems

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The South Korean government is the safety rules for the production of batteries technologiefabrikanten-esteem. Thus responds the country on the incendiary Samsung Galaxy Note 7, that last year the market was achieved.

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy wants manufacturers to better monitoring and more frequent inspections, according to a statement in the hands of Reuters. In addition, lithium-ion batteries more often to be tested.

Samsung recently announced that the Galaxy Note 7 caught on fire due to problems with the built-in batteries. Both the original phone and the replacement unit had flammable batteries.

“We are asking the industry to take our vision to share,” said vice minister Jeong Marn-ki, in a statement. “The guarantee of safety is just as essential as the development of new, innovative products.”


South Korea is home of Samsung, where the company’s products often have to be made. The stricter rules should affect phones that are distributed internationally.

The American consumer the quality standards of batteries together with the telecom industry under the microscope. According to the bond would be the self-regulation of techfabrikanten fail.

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