Fire at Samsung plant in China caused by faulty batteries

“A minor fire that broke out at a Samsung SDI Co Ltd factory in China on Wednesday was caused by waste products including faulty batteries, the Korean company and local emergency services said,” Sijia Jiang and Hyunjoo Jin report for Reuters.

“The fire broke out at the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd affiliate’s factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin earlier on Wednesday and has been extinguished, a Samsung spokesman said, adding that there were no casualties or significant impact to the plant’s operations,” Jiang and Jin report. “The fire broke out not on the production line itself but in a part of the facility used for waste, including faulty batteries, said Samsung SDI spokesman Shin Yong-doo.”

“The ‘material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products,’ the Wuqing branch of the Tianjin Fire Department said in a post on its verified Sina Weibo account. It added it had sent out 110 firefighters and 19 trucks to put out the fire,” Jiang and Jin report. “SDI is set to start supplying batteries for Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 in the first quarter of this year. The S8 replaces the Galaxy Note 7 mode, which suffered a global recall last year due to battery defects.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Anyone who buys Samsung-branded products is a fool.

Samsung has no clue why their phones explode, yet they shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers they were safe.

Samsung are not only thieves, they’re liars, too.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “TJ,” and “NixoN,” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

20 Comments

  1. Any time a new story has battery, fire, and Samsung in the same sentence, regardless of what happened and how, people will now quickly remember Note 7 debacle and essentially know that Samsung clearly doesn’t know how to make batteries that don’t catch fire (or explode).

  2. FIRE FIRE FIRE…… What a lame thieving corrupt, cesspool of a company. You reap what you sow with your JUNK ScamScum. Those who support and buy Android products and services reward THIEVES.

    1. I find the cowards wait until someone is down before they start kicking them. They also make certain the nick on their boot is anonymous. If only we could herd the haters into a public hate pit where they can all hate on one another and leave the rest of us to enjoy our lives.

          1. I’m safe. The authorities aren’t predicting a dam failure, but if that were to happen they’d need to open the private roads in the Sutter Buttes. They’re the stub of an extinct volcano, the only high ground in the Central Valley around there. There are just too many people and not enough roads to get them all away in time. It must not be too critical, though, because AFAIK the White House hasn’t addressed the matter.

  3. “The fire broke out not on the production line itself but in a part of the facility used for waste, including faulty batteries, said Samsung SDI spokesman Shin Yong-doo.”

    “The ‘material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products,’ the Wuqing branch of the Tianjin Fire Department said

    Am I’m reading it wrong or is someone not telling the truth? Samsung says the fire was waste but the fire dept say it was batteries in a production workshop.
    Either way not good news for Samsung.

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