Discarded batteries cause a fire at a Samsung battery plant


Samsung and batteries don't seem to mix. Of course, we all know about the problem the company had last year when exploding batteries caused the manufacturer to pull the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 off the market. At the time, the device was on the way to being one of the most popular handsets of the year. The latest problem for Samsung popped up yesterday when a fire broke out at the Samsung SDI factory in Tianjin, China. Guess what Sammy makes in the factory. If you said batteries, give yourself a pat on the back.

So does this mean that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going be to delayed? After all, the last thing that the company needs is for its latest flagship model to exhibit the same problems as the Galaxy Note 7 had. The answer is a resounding "NO." It turns out that the fire at the battery factory was caused by faulty lithium batteries that were being discarded along with other waste. According to a weibo post made by the Wuqing branch of the Tianjin Fire Department, it sent out 110 firefighters and 19 trucks to fight the fire.

The fire was minor, and no one was injured. In addition, the fire didn't affect any of the factory's operations. According to Samsung SDI spokesman Shin Yong-doo, most of the plant is running normally. The facility in Tianjin is one of five in China and turns out batteries for small devices like smartphones. In its report on the Galaxy Note 7 explosions that it released last month, Samsung blamed batteries from SDI and Amperex Technology Ltd. for the explosions that forced it to pull its eagerly awaited phablet from the shelves.

source: Reuters

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36 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You can't make this s**t up if you tried.....

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You mean batteries? XD

2. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Man, this is Samsung's nightmare that they cant wake up from. It will get bad if this makes it to the main news sites.

3. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

nevermind, its made its way already.

36. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Omg Samsung!! LOL

4. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Hahahahahha

5. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Oops! incoming fire in the comments section 3, 2, 1..

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This is gonna be a hot topic of discussion.....

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Bring the popcorn.

17. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

But not as hot if the same thing happened at Apple (not considering they don't directly produce their own hardware).

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nah. We both know -He who shall not be named- would find a way to blame them, somehow. Something along the lines of divine intervention would be my guess at his answer (if you can even call it that).

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung aka Grill masters!

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is f**ked up beyond reason. Same-sung you brought this s**tty situation to yourself. Prepare for the worst.

10. av911 unregistered

Prepare for the worst? There are plenty of companies out there who can make batteries for them.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think he is talking about the media, I am not sure. Samsung did bring this on their self. I am sure some of these are maybe from the note 7 batteries that were discarded because of catching fire. Why in the hell would you keep them in the plant. They should have been outside in a safe container.

11. generalAladeen06

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

samsung should seriously close down their battery plant. It's getting worse and worse and this will hurt their image. Haters will say Apple did it.

13. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Let the hot fires of the flame wars continue! BTW, 110 firefighters is not a minor fire.

14. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I guess all Phonearena writers has the following url as their mobile browser's homepage: https://www.google.com/search?q=samsung+battery+fire By the way, first time I visit this site without blocking ads since months, had forgotten how annoying it was.

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Probably all the Note 7 batteries that were being discarded.

30. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Could be but the article doesn't state which model. Unless they can recycle them for spare parts on site then I would think all Note 7 batteries would have been removed from the factory after all this time.

16. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 145; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

for cryin out loud... nothing ever exploded!! They aren't bombs you dumbasses... Alan F. get your facts right dude

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

20. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

LMAO dude you're going to piss the s-sheep so bad XD.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well that's old No not this time. They should have been that dumb to not have bad batteries in a safe container outside.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Edit Shouldn't have been

25. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Ha ha ha ha I remember that!

19. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Whats happens?

24. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Note 7 haunting Samsung even after death.

26. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Hahahhaha ! They make some few test for the final release !

27. AlikMalix unregistered

Oh, the IRONY!!!! I bet this article will not get any of the usual flock trying to diverge some attention to Apple - how the hell they gonna deflect from this? I really feel sad for Samsung - they don't deserve this nightmare, but this is horrible kinda funny.

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