posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 10:07 AM
This is a growing problem as more and more cell phone are in use.Even if the percentage of explosions is very small, you would not want to be the one
"holding the phone".
WASHINGTON - Curtis Sathre said it was like a bomb going off. His 13-year-old son Michael stood stunned, ears ringing, hand gushing blood after his
cell phone exploded. Safety officials have received 83 reports of cell phones exploding or catching fire in the past two years, usually because of bad
batteries or chargers.
Burns to the face, neck, leg and hip are among the dozens of injury reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received. The agency is
providing tips for cell phone users to avoid such accidents and has stepped up oversight of the wireless industry. There have been three voluntary
battery recalls, and the CPSC is working with companies to create better battery standards.
According to the article they are working on battery improvement and there have been some recalls.Manuactures also recommend buying phones and
batteries from approved vendors to stop more accidents in the future.