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US bars lithium batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft

The U.S. government said on Wednesday it is issuing new rules barring airlines from carrying potentially hazardous lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, and setting new requirements for transporting them on cargo planes. The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) unveiled the new rules after Congress last year […]

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Sony: stop using our VAIO laptop or risk fire

Sony is warning owners of its new VAIO Fit 11A to stop using them immediately after discovering the hybrid laptops are at risk of catching fire, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company is currently in the process of notifying over 25,000 VAIO owners that their computers may include faulty batteries that are unsafe. The VAIO Fit 11A […]

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Faulty iPad battery ignited blaze that killed N.J. man, suit says

The daughter of a Parsippany man killed in a fire in 2017 is suing Apple, claiming that the blaze that took his life was sparked by a faulty battery pack in an iPad. Bradley Ireland, 64, suffered severe injuries in the early morning fire at his Colonial Heights apartment Feb. 22, 2017, according to the […]

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Battery catches fire in overhead bin on Delta plane

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – There were some frightening moments for passengers on a Delta Connection plane at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday afternoon after a battery caught on fire in a passenger’s bag in an overhead bin. Two producers from the website “Now This” were on the plane and shot video of the smoke coming into the cabin […]

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OSHA issues safety bulletin on hazards of lithium batteries, lithium-powered devices

Washington — OSHA has released a Safety and Health Information Bulletin warning employers and workers of potential fire and explosion hazards stemming from lithium batteries used to power small or wearable electronic devices. More than 25,000 overheating or fire incidents – involving more than 400 types of lithium battery-powered products – occurred between January 2012 and July […]

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Powerbank caught fire on Royal Brunei flight from Hong Kong

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — On Thursday, it was reported that a powerbank on board a flight from Hong Kong to Brunei had caught fire. Fortunately, the cabin crew were quick to handle the situation and no passengers were harmed. The incident which occurred on Royal Brunei Airlines flight BI636 was captured on several videos. […]

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Ohio man says iPhone XS Max caught fire and exploded in his pocket

A man from Columbus, Ohio claims that his less than one-month old iPhone XS Max caught fire and exploded in his pants pocket around December 12, iDropNews reports. The man, Josh Hillard, says he initially noticed a strange smell emanating from his rear pant pocket, before feeling a “large amount of heat” allegedly burn his leg. While […]

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Battery fires started in junk drawers more common than we realize: experts

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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Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California

An autonomous food delivery robot burst into flames on a Berkeley, California walkway on Friday, as first reported by The Daily Californian. Kiwi, the startup that makes and manages the one hundred-strong fleet of robots, issued a statement to say that the fire was quickly extinguished by a passerby before the city’s fire department arrived and doused the […]

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Pilot suggests battery fire brought down flight MH370

Were the pilots of the doomed flight MH370 killed when a blaze consumed all the oxygen in the cockpit, knocking out the pilots? A veteran pilot and aviation safety expert thinks so. Ross Aimer, who used to fly for United Airlines, told the Daily Star the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200’s lithium-ion batteries might have caught fire, spreading so quickly the […]

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Exploding iPhone X on upgrade to iOS 12.1 ‘definitely not expected behavior,’ says Apple

Apple Support has responded to a report of an exploding iPhone X – occurring immediately after being upgraded to iOS 12.1 – by stating that this is ‘definitely not expected behavior’ … Apple offered its response on Twitter. That’s definitely not expected behavior. DM us, so we can look into this with you. Gadgets360 reached out to Rahel Mohamad, who filed […]

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Mobile battery emits smoke aboard bullet train between Tokyo and Saitama, sending four to hospital

SAITAMA – A mobile battery belonging to a bullet train passenger began emitting smoke on Friday, sending four passengers to the hospital. East Japan Railway Co. said a conductor stopped the burning but that four female passengers who said they felt unwell were transported to hospitals. Another passenger later claimed to have suffered a burn in […]

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Charging lithium battery starts fire, destroys Bend home

BEND, Ore. – A jump-starter kit equipped with a lithium battery started a fire at a Bend home, causing about $275,000 in damage. From the outside, the home on Brightwater Drive looks as though nothing much has happened. However, once you step inside, the home is dark and dusty and the air is heavy with the smell […]

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One student injured when cellphone explodes on Cecil County school bus

A Cecil County high school student was left with minor injuries after a cellphone exploded on a school bus Tuesday. The bus was on Glebe Road near River View Avenue in Earleville around 3 p.m. when the incident happened. “Apparently, the phone basically exploded,” Frank Redford of the Hacks Point Fire Company. All the students […]

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Xiaomi Mi A1 ‘explodes’: 10 tips to prevent your smartphone from catching fire

A Xiaomi MIUI forum member had claimed that his friend’s Mi A1 smartphone caught fire while its battery was charging. In a post, he said that there no heating or any other issues with the smartphone bought eight months ago. The smartphone is claimed to have been completely damaged in the explosion. Xiaomi hasn’t responded to the incident officially but it is investigating […]

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The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.

It’s gadget season. But before you buy something new, take a look inside the recycling centers catching fire as they struggle to dispose the lithium-ion batteries in your old stuff. MADISON, Wis. — What happens to gadgets when you’re done with them? Too often, they explode. As we enter new-gadget buying season, spare a moment […]

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iPad battery explosion forces Apple to evacuate Amsterdam retail store

The battery of an iPad exploded inside Apple’s Amsterdam retail store on Sunday afternoon, and the fire department had everyone evacuated so that the hazardous substances that may have been released into the air would dissipate. Nobody was harmed during the incident, aside from three Apple employees who may have inhaled some of these substances. […]

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Mother yanks 2 children from electric toy car before it’s engulfed in flames

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Video footage shows fire consuming a child’s electric toy vehicle, as two kids were playing in it. “I think that was the really scary thing because they were buckled in and they are both little so neither of them could have gotten themselves out,” Michelle Kline told CBS Boston. Fortunately, Kline was feet […]

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Portable battery explodes on Ryanair flight, prompts evacuation

A passenger on a Ryanair flight recorded video of the moment a portable battery pack charging a cell phone caught on fire, which led to the evacuation of travellers on Tuesday. The flight was supposed to take off from Barcelona and land in Ibiza. “The passengers of a flight from Barcelona to Ibiza were evacuated in an emergency at […]

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Massive recall over HP laptop batteries catching fire

Is your laptop battery safe? You better check it now and see if it is included in yet another massive recall that affects hundreds of thousands of laptops in the U.S. Remember back in January of last year, HP recalled more than 150,000 laptop and mobile workstation batteries due to fire and burn-hazard concerns.  The […]

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