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laptop battery fire Kathleen Cancel of Farmingdale, N.J., purchased a battery for her daughter’s computer on July 31, 2016. On Sept. 9, 2016, after the laptop was left sitting on her daughter’s bed, a fire started. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that Amazon.com can’t be held liable as the seller of a laptop battery that allegedly caught fire and destroyed the customer’s home.

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