November 28, 2007

Late night explosion fright prompts Nokia investigation

Nokia has launched an investigation after a phone battery exploded while it was charging next to the bed of an Auckland man. stuff reports.

"Norman Sievewright said he was given a "huge fright" when he awoke to a loud bang in the in the middle of the night.

He found his phone in pieces and the carpet singed. "It was very scary. . . especially with the fumes." he told One News.

Nokia said it had the remains of the charger and phone and would be investigating the cause of the explosion.

In August Nokia issued a global advisory notice that it would replace its bl-5c batteries made between December 2005 and last November, after about 100 of them had overheated or exploded.

The company had produced about 46 million of those batteries worldwide."

Other story in the news today involving an LG phone Man Killed by Cellphone Explosion and links to related incidents.

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