XiaoMi phone catches on fire and explodes, injuring owner
posted by Alan F. / Oct 17, 2013, 11:43 PM
Whenever a handset catches on fire and explodes, the first part that usually gets the blame is the battery. Was it an original stock cell, or did the phone's owner replace the latter with a Blammo brand third party cell? In this case, the phone's owner swears that the battery was an original XiaoMi model and claims to have proof of purchase. The owner has been in contact with the manufacturer and an investigation is underway in China, where the incident happened.
Looking at the pictures below, you can see that this was one pretty nasty fire. Usually we get to find out the exact cause of the incident a few months later after the investigation is completed. In many cases, we find out later that it was the owner of the device who had either put the phone in a microwave because it fell in a toilet, or the owner decided to use unauthorized replacement parts.
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This girl is on fire
posted on Oct 17, 2013, 11:46 PM 7
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no ....Thaaat girl iz on Fiiiirrreeeeee!!!! much better... Plus +1 for me :)
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 5:54 AM 1
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And they said Xiomi could be like apple, google and amazon. Lol. Keep dreaming
posted on Oct 17, 2013, 11:48 PM 11
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No actually Apple is a step ahead. It shocks users to be thrown to the other corner of room they are in ...
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 12:05 AM 18
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I wonder which company supplies Xiaomi with batteries. With Chinese batteries, you literally get what you pay for. But there are couple legitimate, well-run battery companies in China that directly deal with major OEM companies but they mostly use cells from Korean or Japanese manufacturers.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 12:00 AM 0
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It would obviously be heat! Cos phone hardware produces heat just like pc. But no ventilation unlike pc.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 12:04 AM 0
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This reminds me of the time when motherboard capacitors would leak and "explode" due to a Chinese or Taiwanese company stealing an incomplete formula from a Japanese firm. Could this be a possibility when it comes to the batteries? They really need to go back to the primary source and find out.
posted on Oct 18, 2013, 3:57 AM 0
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Stupid ppl here, please stop using iphone, google, amazon or Samsung. All of them are made in China. There is a risk that either your phone or your phone battery will burst. Please put your head to understand this incident maybe caused by in proper use of battery charger or user doesn't follow SOP.
posted on Jul 19, 2014, 7:19 AM 0
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