Another Fire Due To Faulty Batteries: Samsung Might As Well Start Making Fire Extinguishers Too!

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share

Looks like South Korean smartphone maker Samsung is having a hard time coping with faulty batteries. Reportedly, a small part of the company’s SDI Co Ltd factory caught fire, courtesy waste products including dysfunctional Lithium battery.

The factory is located in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin and has been entrusted with the task of supplying batteries for the company’s much awaited flagship, the Galaxy S8, expectedly in the first quarter of this

Also Read: Vivo V5 Plus First Impression: A Charming Dual Selfie Camera Phone

One of the five production plants by SDI in China, the Tianjin factory is said to be a major one for the production of small batteries.

The company issued a statement saying that fire didn’t break out on the production line itself, but in an area used for waste products, including the said faulty batteries. The factory, it said, was running as usual.

On the other hand, the Wuqing branch of the Tianjin Fire Department, which was called in to tend to the fire begged to differ and pointed towards the batteries to be sole reason for the mishap.

It made a post on its Sina Weibo account saying, The material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products.

Also Read: Best Gaming Android SmartPhones Under Rs. 20,000 You Can Buy Today

Other than that, it said that it had dispatched a sum total of 110 firefighters along with 19 trucks to put out the fire.

As of now, the fire has been extinguished with apparently negligible damage but has, in a broader prospect, dealt a crushing blow to Samsung’s efforts to come back with a bang after the debacle that was the Note 7.

Ok, that's not exactly how it happened.. but, Hey!
Ok, that’s not exactly how it happened.. but, Hey!
Anurag SharmaAnurag Sharma
Passionate Storyteller, Occasional Writer. \m/ Journalism Undergrad. Trying to win at life one sentence at a time. Why so serious? Let's put a smile on that face. 8)

Related Articles

ImageExclusive: Moto Razr 50 Lineup Debuts in July

The Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Moto is gearing up to release the yearly update to its Razr series. Last year, the company released the Razr 40 (review) and the Razr 40 Ultra. In 2024, the brand will update its foldable lineup with the Razr 50 and the Razr 50 Ultra, two foldables that could compete with …

ImageiPhone X Catches Fire While Updating To iOS 12.1

Over the past few years, we have heard numerous reports of smartphones catching fire.Samsung, for instance, had to face an expensive market recall when a lot of its then newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploded. Not only Samsung, but Xiaomi, Nokia, Apple and even Jiophones have been intermittently exploding left right and center. …

ImageSamsung Galaxy A02s and A12 with 6.5″ display, 5000mAh battery go official

Samsung has released two new entry grade phones from its A-series, namely Galaxy A02s and Galaxy A12. The A02s comes with a Snapdragon 450 chipset, whilst the A12 bears an unnamed octa-core processor. Rest, both handsets sport a 5000mAh battery and a 6.5-inch screen upfront. Here are the full details. Samsung Galaxy A02s Highlights Galaxy …

ImageiQoo 13 Could Offer A Larger Battery Than iQoo 12, Might Feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC

iQoo’s recent smartphones, the iQoo 12 and the iQoo Neo 9 Pro, have performed well in the Indian market. Both handsets feature a Snapdragon chipset, fast charging, and an excellent set of cameras, offering users a well-packaged deal. Building on the success of these models, the company has begun spinning the clock on its next …

ImageSamsung Galaxy Unpacked Event (July 2024) Roundup: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About It

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Event Part 2 has been making headlines for quite a few weeks now. Last month, we shared the expected date as well as launches that will take place during the July Unpacked Event of Samsung. Now, a volley of new leaks has increased the anticipation even more as it seems like the …


Be the first to leave a comment.