Not waiting for the IEEE to release new standards for the now famous Li-ion batteries the Matsushita Electric Industrial has jumped the gun and has come up with what they say a safer Li-ion battery. The new cell is a 2.9Ah unit which can then be combined into two cells and six cells battery packs to make notebook batteries. This new battery has a heat resistant layer (HRL) in the cell which has allowed the company to boost the energy density and mass produce safer batteries. This HRL that separates anode and cathode provides better protection than polyolefin. The company says if the short circuit occurs it will just cease rather than overheat and explode. Now the company is all set to produce and fill the void left vacant by the Sony’s massive(9.6 million) battery recall. The motto seems why waste time when you can make hay. Dell, Apple, IBM, Toshiba, and Lenovo were the companies that had to suffer recalls due to Sony batteries.