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CPSC announces more furniture recalls

Doug Clark | April 20, 2020 The Consumer Products Safety Commission continues to issue recall notices. But it states, “Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time.” If not, the agency recommends that consumers stop using the identified products. Southern […]

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Unattended school-issued laptop linked to house fire

Rachel Yonkunas (FOX43) | April 20, 2020 Fire officials are warning families about the hazards of working from home after an overheated laptop ignites a fire in York County. YORK COUNTY, Pa. — With many parents working from home and children taking classes remotely, households may be running out of work spaces. A local high […]

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Lithium batteries catch fire at north Phoenix businesses

By: abc15.com staff | Mar 03, 2020 PHOENIX — Fire crews evacuated the area surrounding a north Phoenix business complex after a pile of lithium batteries caught fire outside one of the buildings Tuesday afternoon. Phoenix fire officials say crews responded to the scene near 16th Street and Deer Valley Drive and worked to ventilate […]

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Official: Laptop battery started massive Jan. 2019 fire at Rockford Township Highway Department

by Breane Lyga ROCKFORD (WREX) — Nearly a year after a massive fire destroyed the Rockford Township Highway Department building on a historic cold day, officials say the cause of the fire was a faulty laptop battery. The building, located at 404 N. Springfield Ave. caught fire Jan. 30, 2019, prompting a response from at […]

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Remote-control battery explosion blamed for Mesa house fire, family says

MESA, AZ — A Mesa family who lost everything in a fire just days before New Year’s, says a lithium battery used to charge a remote-control car sparked the flames that destroyed their home. “My son put the battery on the charger on Friday night and it started smoking, to swell, and then it popped, […]

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Overheated battery leads to fire at Lebanon home

November 21, 2019 WJHL Channel 11 News Source: WJHL Channel 11 News

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Battery disposal causes fire in garbage truck

by Molly Levine and Sydney Basden, WCTI Staff ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WCTI) – A fire in a garbage truck last Thursday was caused by someone throwing out hazardous material, so Jacksonville officials are reminding residents to be careful what they toss in the trash. Jacksonville Fire Chief Edward Tallman says the fire occurred after a […]

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Man saves home after computer battery causes fire

By Michael Collett and Ariel Schroeder IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Cell phones, tablets, and laptops are all devices that come in handy, but they could also have a hidden danger. One Idaho Falls man experienced that danger first hand. It started off as a normal Sunday for Terry Fenninger. “I went upstairs to have […]

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Laptop Battery Causes Fire On A School Bus

STERLING (CBS)- A laptop battery caught fire on a school bus in Sterling Wednesday morning. Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School students were on their way from Sterling when a student noticed smoke coming from their backpack. They alerted the bus driver who looked back and saw a decent amount of smoke coming from the […]

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These Fujitsu laptops were just recalled because their batteries catch on fire

Fujitsu has recalled the battery packs for certain laptops and workstations due to fire and burn hazards. Fujitsu has recalled lithium-ion battery packs found in certain notebook computers and workstations due to fire and burn hazards. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Fujitsu battery packs, power off their machine, remove the battery, and follow […]

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Battery fires: The potential danger hiding in your kitchen junk drawer

After putting up Christmas decorations this year, Damien Morris had some extra batteries left over and did what many people do – tossed them in a drawer for future use. The loose batteries sparked a fire that could have destroyed his Charlottetown, P.E.I., home. Morris said he had no idea batteries could pose such a […]

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Home a ‘total loss’ after battery explodes, causes fire

Home security footage doesn’t show the actual explosion, but it does show a flash of light, a spark and ultimately the ensuing fire. MATTHEWS, N.C. — Shocking home security video shows a flash of light and a few sparks which ultimately led to a house fire in Matthews. Now, that homeowner is combing through what’s […]

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Galaxy Note 9 catches fire inside a woman’s purse

Since the infamous Galaxy Note 7 recall two years ago, a phone Samsung pretends it never existed, we didn’t have any battery incidents involving Samsung handsets. Samsung revised its quality assurance process for batteries after the recall, reassuring customers that battery fires will be a thing of the past. Most recently, Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh told […]

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Coast Guard issues warning on charging phone batteries after California boat fire

The Coast Guard has issued a safety bulletin following the California boat fire that killed 34 people, recommending that commercial boat operators limit unsupervised charging of cellphones and other electronic devices. A brief, preliminary report on the Labor Day fire that destroyed the dive ship Conception near Santa Cruz Island was issued Thursday by the National […]

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A Charging Cell Phone May Have Caused the Deadly California Boat Fire

Witnesses and people who know the diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast have a theory Witnesses and people who know the diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast early Monday have a theory about what might have caused the deadly pre-dawn blaze: charging cell phones. The National Transportation […]

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Morning fire on St. Charles Street damages family’s home

The Lafayette Fire Department responded around 8:30 this morning to a house fire in the 100 block of St. Charles St. Emergency dispatchers received a call from a neighbor indicated heavy smoke coming from the home. Firefighters arrived at the home within five minutes, where flames were coming from the front door and windows. The […]

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Faulty MacBook Pro Batteries Face FAA No-Fly Rule

Following Apple’s recall of a number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops due to concerns over the lithium ion battery and the potential to catch fire, owners of any 15-inch macOS powered laptops face an uncertain and chaotic landscape if they try to fly with them. First up, a li-on battery fire in the air is a serious business and […]

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FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc. recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk. In a statement, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops” and stated that it alerted major […]

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Fire brigade says phone battery sparked house blaze

Two fire crews attended the scene and used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put out the flames. The bedroom was damaged, but no other rooms within the house were impacted, a North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said. They added that all people had been accounted for, and no injuries had been suffered by […]

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Wild video captures the exact moment an iPhone 5s exploded in a person’s face

Apple released iOS 13 beta 5 for developers on Monday, and it’ll likely follow that today with iOS 13 public beta 4. This latest release focuses mainly on bug fixes, obviously, though beta 5 in particular seems to have added more bugs than it squashed. Still, the stars of the show in Apple’s iOS 13 […]

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