Another battery explosion on a plane causes burns to woman's face
by Simon K. / Mar 15, 2017, 10:59 AM
Two hours into a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, a battery-powered pair of headphones exploded and caused serious burns to a woman, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has reported. The woman was just dozing off when she heard a loud explosion and woke up to burning sensations.
Apparently, the battery was the source of fire and was left melted into the floor, according to the report. The report, however, is silent on the headphones make and model. Flight personnel were quick to put the smoking device in a bucket of water and attend to the woman’s condition. Nonetheless, the smoke and smell of burnt plastic quickly filled the plane “and people were coughing and choking the entire way home”.
Even though Samsung is not mentioned in the report, we are in no doubt that this incident stirred unpleasant feelings over in Korea, mainly, but not only due to last year’s Note 7 screw up. We also still recall that a Galaxy S6 and a Samsung tablet caught on fire mid-flight last year, and a Sammy battery plant caught on fire last month.
Those guys can’t catch a break, we know, but it does seem like other manufacturers and products are affected by the problem, too. We do keep fingers crossed that this latest incident will not be followed by successors, as we are ultimately talking about human health here. However, we must admit that the timeline of the burning batteries issue just doesn’t let us get our hopes too high.
Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017
Way to just assume it was Samsung headphones. Because ya know only Samsung products explode...
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:02 AM 38
Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014
It was a phone that exploded not headphones
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:04 AM 2
Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010
Looking into that photo, judging by lights trail, it is looking like Apple AirPods. Their batteries are at the bottom ends and you can see where are the burned pieces of skin. I cant remember any other wireless headphones to had batteries in the same place as Apple. And the fact that the manufacturer is not mentioned sounds like Apple gate.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 12:02 PM 20
Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013
Really? Im sorry but there is no way to tell what OEM the headphones were from just by looking at marks on the woman's face. Your simply trolling. There really is no way to even speculate the brand the headphones are from that picture.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 1:15 PM 2
Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014
First they copy Apple with the Air pods then they explode on a plane.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:50 AM 2
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
"First they copy Apple with the Air pods then they explode on a plane." They who??? As the manufacturer of that headphone wasn't mentioned at all. But this author was quick to assume it's a Samsung headphone, and grabbing this opportunity to, incey again, mention not only the Note7, but Samsung's tablet and battery plant... as if it's only Samsung's devices who have ever exploded... wow! I'm not surprised though... It's PA, after all.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 12:48 PM 12
Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013
What? The Icon X were out long before the AirPod were and Samsung headphones have not exploded as far as we know. The battery is very tiny and likely would, So I assume this woman was wearing over-the-ear where th ebatteries are much larger and as far as I know, Samsung only makes one model...the Level. So that means it could have been BOSE, Beats, or some other brand. Samsung headphones as far as we know have NEVER exploded. So its unlikely an Apple or Samsung product. But to ASSUME Samsung PA i being their typical hypocritical self-righteous Samsung hating wankers that they are. A bunch of "bloody" wankers!
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 2:51 PM 9
Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015
Was probably Beats headphone. Had two client with burning/exploding one. One was charging and its literally exploded the others was listening to music and the headphone started making smoke and when he removed them they started literally to burn.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 12:32 PM 6
Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011
"Even though Samsung is not mentioned in the report, we are in no doubt that this incident stirred unpleasant feelings over in Korea, mainly, but not only due to last year’s Note 7 screw up. We also still recall that a Galaxy S6 and a Samsung tablet caught on fire mid-flight last year, and a Sammy battery plant caught on fire last month" Seriously WTF iPHONEaRENA??!!! What drugs you guys be on? Smoking the iCrack again?? This was no way related to Samsung. I hope you get sued for Deformation
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 6:50 PM 2
Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016
That's awful. Thank God nobody else got hurt, and I hope she makes a full recovery.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:04 AM 9
Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014
I knew IPA was going to mention Samsung but did not mention the other phone company who's phone has caught fire but has done nothing to address it...
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:05 AM 20
Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
Exactly. Not that they have published articles about their favorite brand's phones exploding WAYYY before we ever heard of a Samsung phone exploding. Btw, notice how they used to paraphrase such incidents as X phone caught fire, but when it was the Note 7, they decided to use a scarier word in exploding.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:54 AM 8
Posts: 4099; Member since: Nov 01, 2016
If these were samsung they would be called out immediately across all news channels but everyone is silent on the brand. Same if it was a cheap Chinese brand. Sounds like Apple swooped in quickly to protect Beats.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 11:11 AM 12
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):