Published On: Fri, Feb 10th, 2017

Faulty batteries cause fire at Samsung factory

A fire broke out at a Samsung SDI factory in China this week when faulty, discarded batteries ignited, setting trash and other items ablaze.

The fire at the Samsung Electronics affiliate’s factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin has been extinguished, a Samsung spokesman said, adding that there were no casualties or significant impact to the plant’s operations.

According to the spokesman the fire broke out not on the production line itself but in a part of the facility used for waste, including faulty batteries. He added that most of the factory was running as normal.

The local fire department, however, said on social media that the fire was caused by batteries inside the facility.

News Source:

Sydney Morning Herald

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