Report: Man Killed by Exploding Cell Phone

Report: Man Killed by Exploding Cell Phone

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    A man has died after his cell phone exploded, severing a major artery in his neck, according to reports.

    The man, thought to be a shop assistant in his twenties at a computer shop in Guangzhou, southern China, died after he put a new battery in his phone. It was believed that he may have just finished charging the battery and had put the phone in his breast pocket when it exploded.

    According to the local Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News, the accident happened on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

    An employee at the shop told Chinese media that she heard a loud bang and saw her colleague lying on the floor of the shop in a pool of blood. The employee said the victim had recently changed the battery in his mobile phone.

    Chinese authorities have yet to determine the make and model of the phone and its battery. Some reports indicated the store was a Lenovo shop, but it was thought that this might be because the shop advertised Lenovo computer products.

    Police were investigating whether the phone and battery were counterfeit.
    Folks, please be careful when buying generic Li-Ion batteries, as some of the factories that produce them do not practice the correct safety procedures and engineering and as a result you end up with exploding batteries that do much more than just burn your ear or chest. Lithium ion batteries don't like suffering a seal failure and being exposed to the air.

    And before you go running to eBay to buy OEM cellphone replacement batteries, keep in mind that this guy was probably using an "OEM" battery - a counterfeited one. There are plenty of quality generic batteries out there, but also a lot of poor ones.

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    Talk about blowing up a phone
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    probably made in china
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    I never realized just how explosive those batteries could be until I crashed my remote controlled helicopter several months ago. When it went, it through parts of the copter as far as 100 yards. I am a lot more careful with it now and definitely don't fly it too close to the house or inside anymore.
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    probably made in china
    .... and contained melamine.

    I've witnessed one Surefire G2 blow it's bulb and lens across the room after some Pentagonlight Lithium batteries exploded in it. Freaky.
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