Photo: Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia
a lady whose headphones caught fire on an airplane had suffered burns to her
face and hands, and they also cautioned on the use of battery-operated devices on-board.
battery-operated headphones and later dozed off, about 2 hours into the trip
from Beijing to Melbourne, on February 19, 2017, then suddenly there was a loud
around I felt burning on my face,” she told the Australian Transport Safety
Bureau (ATSB) which investigated the incident.
face which caused the headphones to go around my neck. I continued to feel
burning so I grabbed them off and threw them on the floor.
and had small amounts of fire.”
poured a bucket of water on the headphones, but the battery and its cover had
both melted and stuck to the floor.
|Blackened face and neck|
plastic, burnt electronics and scorched hair for the rest of the flight.
and choking the entire way home,” the woman added.
bureau, which did not identify the airline or brand of headphones involved ni
the incident, said the lithium-ion batteries in the device likely caught fire.
products using batteries grows, the potential for in-flight issues increases,”
it said, adding that such devices needed to be stored safely if they were not
should be kept in carry-on luggage, and not checked in, the bureau added.
report of headphones catching fire in Australia, however, there have been a
number of other phone and device battery occasions.
Note 7 smartphones over fire risk concerns, following reports of explosions
caused by lithium-ion batteries.
great company in terms of innovation and quality, was mandated to recall all
its Note 7s, costing it loss of billions of dollars.
because of their considerable amount of energy it pack for their weight.