787 battery’s maker feeling heat

Japanese company’s lithium-ion product at center of probe

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 1:51 a.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board displays the burned auxiliary power unit battery from a Japan Air Lines Boeing 787 in this undated photo. The battery caught ÿre while the plane was parked at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Jan. 7.

The troubles with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner are putting a spotlight on the Japanese maker of the lithium-ion batteries that are the focus of investigations into onboard fire risks.

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Business, Pages 27 on 01/18/2013