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Troy Wolverton: Lithium battery dangers mean Samsung recall won’t be last

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has an eye-catching design, high-end hardware and takes great outdoor photos. Using the stylus has never felt better, and battery life is terrific. (Handout/TNS)

October 20, 2016

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) A faulty battery has cost Samsung a pile of money and tarnished its reputation. But the Korean electronics giant wasn’t the first company forced to recall a product due to batteries that had a tendency to catch fire — not by a long shot. And it almost c...

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