Galaxy Note 7 battery factory catches fire
A fire broke out in a Chinese factory that supplied batteries for Samsung’s explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Wednesday morning.
Samsung SDI Co., a supplier of batteries to the Galaxy Note 7, said a “minor fire” broke out in the plant in suburban Tianjin’s Wuqing district but was quickly put out.
No one was injured in the incident, news portal Sina.com.cn reported.
Photos circulated on Chinese social media showed plumes of black smoke rising from a factory that users said was operated by Samsung SDI.
Local environmental protection officials arrived around 4pm to monitor air quality for possible pollution, Sina.com.cn said.
Shin Yong-doo, a Samsung SDI spokesperson, told Bloomberg that the fire occurred at a waste depository and not a production facility. It did not affect production, Shin said.
Samsung SDI, affiliated to Samsung Electronics, is one of the two battery suppliers for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
The phones have been under fire after multiple reports of explosions caused by their batteries overheating. Samsung suspended sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in September and announced a global recall. Source: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/02/08/galaxy-note-7-battery-factory-catches-fire/