April 20, 2006
Three year-old son hit by Sony Ericsson debris
An angry The Register reader has told how his Sony Ericsson CST-20 charger exploded on Monday night, spraying the room with shrapnel:
"Swindon man Scott Wichall said the lid of the smoking unit flew across the kitchen, striking his three-year-old son Kieran square in the chest.
... In 2003 the firm had to recall the CST-13 model due to a spate of similar self-destruction issues. Richard Dorman, Sony Ericsson's UK PR man said that an isolated incident is unlikely to precipitate a recall, but that the matter would be fully investigated.
He added that the CST-20, which is packaged with the K600i and V800 handsets amongst others, was not manufactured by the same Thai firm responsible for the CST-13."
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