Discarded batteries cause a fire at a Samsung battery plant
by Alan Friedman / Feb 08, 2017, 2:10 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 2:23 PM 4
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Oops! incoming fire in the comments section 3, 2, 1..
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 2:37 PM 1
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This is gonna be a hot topic of discussion.....
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 2:43 PM 6
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This is f**ked up beyond reason. Same-sung you brought this s**tty situation to yourself. Prepare for the worst.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 2:48 PM 7
Prepare for the worst? There are plenty of companies out there who can make batteries for them.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 2:59 PM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 3:14 PM 0
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posted on Feb 08, 2017, 3:21 PM 0
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Probably all the Note 7 batteries that were being discarded.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 3:29 PM 4
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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.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 9:56 PM 0
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posted on Feb 08, 2017, 3:58 PM 7
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LMAO dude you're going to piss the s-sheep so bad XD.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 5:00 PM 2
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.
posted on Feb 08, 2017, 7:15 PM 2
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