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Lithium-Ion Battery Charging Apparatus Left on Bed in Waiehu House Fire

Lithium-Ion Battery Charging Apparatus Left on Bed in Waiehu House Fire

An evening fire at a Waiehu dwelling caused an estimated $400,000 in harm and displaced six citizens, according to Maui fire authorities. The fire was reported at 10:17 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at a one-story home on Alakai Avenue, about a tenth of a mile west of Lower Waiehu Beach Highway. Section officials […]

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What to Do If Your Cellphone Catches On Fire

As Samsung works to replace millions of Galaxy Note 7 apparatus amid reports of overheating and bursting batteries, we were interested: What should you do if your smartphone begins to overheat, smoke, or, worse, truly catch fire? Sadoway helped describe the science behind bursting batteries. His advice for overheating cellphones? First, if the unit is […]

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iPhone Explosion: Fire in pupil’s pocket when iPhone explodes

Batteries are the most harmful part of a smartphone, and we were reminded of that when Samsung had to issue an unprecedented global recall because of its new Galaxy Note 7 flagship phablet. But while the Note 7 had a defect that made explosions far more typical than they normally are in cell phones, this […]

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