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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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Injuries, evacuations, homes destroyed: PMD fires in recent months

SINGAPORE: A spate of fires linked to electric scooters, electric bicycles and other personal mobility devices (PMDs) in recent months has led the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to consider reviewing a deadline for the devices to meet fire safety standards.   In September last year, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min announced in Parliament that all […]

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‘Lucky Escape’ for 11-Year-Old as Hot Tablet Burns Through Mattress as He Sleeps

An 11-year-old British boy had a “lucky escape” when a tablet burned through his mattress down to the springs, but never developed into a full fire and never burned him as he slept. According to firefighters, the tablet—which had been plugged in since the previous evening—was connected to a genuine charger, but became hot as it lay […]

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Apple is investigating an iPhone 6 explosion

Smartphone battery explosions happen from time to time, and the most recent case involves an iPhone 6 unit that exploded in the hands of an 11-year-old girl. The device did not cause any injuries, but did burn through a blanket, and gave a good scare to those involved. Apple is already investigating the incident and […]

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Laptop battery sparks fire at PennDOT maintenance garage

Outbound Parkway West was shut down for a short time on Wednesday morning A laptop battery is the apparent cause of a fire at the PennDOT maintenance garage outside the Fort Pitt Tunnel on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out shortly after 2 a.m., shutting down the outbound lanes of the Parkway West for a […]

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Passengers evacuated from Sydney Airport following fire

Passengers at Sydney Airport are being told to expect delays after being evacuated from the international terminal due to a fire. Passengers have been evacuated from Sydney Airport after a fire broke out at Terminal 1 this afternoon. A spokesman for Air Services Australia told news.com.au that the fire broke out near the passenger screening […]

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Sydney Airport passengers evacuated after ‘damaged battery’ goes up in flames

Hundreds of travellers were forced to leave Sydney Airport’s international terminal after a fire – sparked by a damaged lithium battery in a passenger’s backpack – filled an area with smoke. Travellers were evacuated about 2.15pm on Wednesday as aviation firefighters were called in to extinguish the small blaze, in the duty-free area. Processing was […]

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“My car literally burned up”, Phone battery explodes inside woman’s vehicle

OKLAHOMA CITY – A phone battery explodes inside a metro mom’s car and fire crews say the difference between what could have been life or death was a rolled up window. On the outside, of Jabricia Pratt’s car looks normal but on the inside, it’s a different story. “My car had literally burned up,” Pratt […]

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OnePlus phone allegedly catches fire even when switched off

In another smartphone related mishap, an old OnePlus One phone mysteriously caught fire at night even when the device was switched off. The OnePlus One was launched in 2014 and the user has mentioned in his complaint that the phone is five years old. Having said that what is surprising is that how can a […]

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Burning battery pack forces emergency landing of Virgin flight

All 217 passengers were safely evacuated A seat fire, thought to have been caused by a portable battery pack, forced a Virgin Atlantic flight to make an emergency landing on Thursday night. The flight was on its way from New York’s JFK Airport to London Heathrow according to the Associated Press, but was forced to land at […]

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Man dies after his smartphone explodes and catches fire in his bedroom

Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan died a few days ago after one of his two smartphones exploded while charging in his bedroom and the caught fire. From the available reports, it appears that the initial explosion caused some sort of injury that may have incapacitated the man. Smoke from the resulting fire may have contributed […]

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