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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The recall of Sony batteries used in computers examined; photos shown of fire damage and a laptop computer in flames; details given of recalls by Dell, HP, Battery-Biz, Inc. and Apple because of overheating of lithium ion batteries. [Fire victim Nicole CLARK‡- says everything was destroyed.] [Consumer Product Safety Commission Scott WOLFSON†- says they need to build safety into these batteries.] The extent of lithium ion battery use noted. [Info-Tech Research Group Carmi LEVY†- notes the risk for other consumer devices.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Bowers, Cynthia

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