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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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There’s growing concern about devices catching fire at 30,000 feet. Here’s why.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – From cellphones to laptops to Teslas, rechargeable lithium batteries are in a wide range of today’s products. But in recent years, the batteries have become cause for concern ― so much so that the U.S. government has been urging a ban on large personal electronic devices ― such as laptops ― […]

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Rechargeable battery cause of fire at Ballard home, fire officials say

SEATTLE – A large part of a Ballard home was gutted Thursday afternoon in a fire that investigators said was caused by a rechargeable battery.   Officials determined the battery burst into flames shortly after it was unplugged from a power strip at a home in the 6700 block of 33rd Avenue Northwest. Firefighters who arrived at […]

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Carry-on Bag Catches on Fire While Passing Through Airport Security

A passenger’s bag passing through airport security at Yeager Airport in West Virginia on Wednesday ignited and caught fire, in an incident that again shows the potential danger of lithium batteries. The Associated Press reported that two lithium batteries attached to a charger in the bag were the cause of the explosion. Airport police were able […]

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MacBook Pro reportedly explodes, battery may be to blame

NEW DELHI: A Twitter user has posted a video on the microblogging site showing his Macbook Pro emitting fire smoke. According to the user who goes by the name White Panda, the laptop ‘exploded’ yesterday afternoon ‘during normal use’. However, no harm or injury was caused due to the explosion. “Yesterday afternoon my MacBook Pro […]

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Laptop battery causes fire that destroys Londonderry home

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — A Londonderry family is looking for a new home after their house was destroyed by fire caused by an overheated laptop battery. Fire crews responded to 1 Gregg Circle just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The first firefighters to arrive reported heavy fire and a second alarm was struck, bringing in mutual aid […]

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Drone battery ‘likely’ sparked Vancouver house fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An exploding drone battery likely caused a fire that nearly destroyed a Vancouver family’s home, according to fire officials.  The fire broke out May 22 inside the home on Northeast 125th Avenue.    It took 10 minutes for firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department to put out the flames once they […]

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