Samsung Galaxy Note battery catches fire, burns man’s leg

Samsung Galaxy Note battery catches fire, burns man’s legAnd now, time for a spot of comedy (no offense to the South Korean chap who’s supposedly nursing a burnt leg).

There’s no shortage of crazy stories about smartphones/batteries going on fire and what not, and now we have the second such story from South Korea in the space of a year.

Specifically, according to Chosun Ilbo, some guy was carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note battery in his pocket. No phone, just the battery. I’m sure you can see where this is going.

Yes, the battery caught fire, and caused a one-inch wound on his thigh with second-degree burns.

The man hasn’t been identified, and Samsung says no investigation is planned. And, er, that’s the end of that, I guess.

Off the top of my head, I can think of, let’s see, at least three other stories involving phones/batteries going on fire, all of which were a bit mental in their own way. I sense a feature coming on…

Amusingly, as I write, there’s a story on the news about Boeing’s fleet of 787s being grounded on account of lithium-ion batteries going on fire. Actually, that’s more terrifying than amusing. Why do batteries keep trying to kill us?

via: Associated Press

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 8, 2013 at 14:07

Batteries and coins or keys are a no no in any close quarter.
Add a big lighter and you may as well apply for a circus job.
Also: this is probably a fake story, and if note: is it relevant that it's a Note battery?

Idefix  Feb. 8, 2013 at 15:49

"Battery is here to stay"

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 8, 2013 at 18:02

"Battery is here to stay"

Haha! Comment of the week.

# Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me #

Pondlife  Feb. 8, 2013 at 23:34

Also: this is probably a fake story, and if note: is it relevant that it's a Note battery?

Well it's bigger so more to burn ;)

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