LG laptops experiencing meltdowns

LG Electronics Inc. has halted sales of one of its laptop computer models in South Korea after a report of a battery meltdown, the company said Friday.LG affiliate LG Chem Ltd., the manufacturer of the battery, is investigating what happened, said Jik Soo Kim, a spokesman for LG Electronics. Kim said the batteries are designed to dissolve as a safety feature to avoid a potential explosion.

The laptop is no longer produced and was sold only in South Korea, he said.

Kim said a graduate student was using the computer Thursday when the battery melted. (link)

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