Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are popular power sources, prone to combusting when rare abnormalities occur. This white paper describes how Phillips-Medisize found a way to further enhance the safety of lithium ion cell technology. As a result of the innovation, short-circuited lithium ion batteries smolder and extinguish, rather than ignite and explode. The solution has the potential to help minimize harm to property and lives, while significantly enhancing the safety of devices that run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. View white paper.