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PostSubject: Bit of a frightener   Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:09 am

Man's pocket explodes affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Bit of a frightener   Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:32 am

I recall a few years ago in Tesco that the battery recycling bin was giving off a large amount of smoke. I reported it to the staff who gingerly took it outside and tipped the contents out. There was a load of sputtering and sparking happening but the key thing, I think, was that someone had tipped a bottle of soft drink into the bin which caused the remaining power in the batteries to short circuit and overheat.
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PostSubject: Re: Bit of a frightener   Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:55 pm

Well - they do say there is no smoke(ing) without fire...... morn

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PostSubject: Re: Bit of a frightener   Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:05 pm

I like how it says in the article ....
"There does not need to be a fault with the battery, the problem is the incorrect storage of the batteries."

They shouldn't be stored alongside metal objects?

Reminds me of my old Sony Vaio computer (which I thought was crap for the price) ... the keyboard was hot enough to fry eggs until I took out the innards and used it on mains.
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