... reminds me of 2nd year chemistry class when teacher demonstrated the extreme explosive nature [when added to water] of the metals potassium and sodium which are in the same chemical group as lithium in the periodic table.
I have not read the link, but I have read the story elsewhere, and they were at pains to point out that this was a totally different problem to the Dreamliner one, and is only concerned with consumer cells - phones, cameras, watches, and the myriad other lithium ion powered devices
Perhaps within the introduction title "The potential dangers of transported lithium batteries", but nothing to do with the article in the link, and more for a warning, especially for those with young children around.
Lithium and similar type batteries are causing grave concern within the NHS due to the 'power and substance' of this item. Quite a number of children have been found to have swallowed these type of batteries, some with fatal consequences due to the lateness of finding the item had actually been swallowed at an earlier period, before the battery had started to do its evil deed.
Where I live, at least one child as lost its life within the last year, possibly others as well. This particular incident is now in the hands of legal adviser's after the coroner's report, due to the possible the hospital had dealt with the situation.