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Jason Dunn
11-15-2003, 06:54 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,113416,tk,dn111403X,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,113416,tk,dn111403X,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div>"In the wake of several incidents where counterfeit batteries have been blamed for exploding Nokia cellular phones, the company announced on Thursday plans to step up its fight against counterfeiters with "aggressive, regional anti-counterfeit measures." In October, Nokia blamed three incidents of exploding handsets that injured users--two in the Netherlands and one in Vietnam--on counterfeit batteries manufactured by unauthorized suppliers. A Nokia user in Thailand was injured earlier this month after his Nokia 3310 exploded. He admitted he had bought a cheap battery for the phone from a discount dealer."<br /><br />The worst part about having your cell phone explode because of a cheap battery? Thinking that you bought the official battery because it had the Nokia logo. Ouch!