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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Cell Phones Continue to Explode

When I blogged Explosive Hong Kong Phone Call in April, I thought it was a relatively isolated, even somewhat comical incident (no injury occurred that time). In fact, I think I found the item in Yahoo's "Oddly Enough" collection. However, it turns out to be a worldwide and not so isolated phenomenon, caused by defective or counterfeit batteries as this report, from Yahoo's Technology News section indicates.

Exploding Cell Phones a Growing Problem

By ELIZABETH WOLFE, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Curtis Sathre said it was like a bomb going off. His 13-year-old son Michael stood stunned, ears ringing, hand gushing blood after his cell phone exploded. Safety officials have received 83 reports of cell phones exploding or catching fire in the past two years, usually because of bad batteries or chargers.
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