Discarded batteries cause fire at Chinese Samsung SDI plant


  • It’s Me

    Didn’t see that one coming.

  • h2oflyer

    It’s time to shut that factory down. Would be interesting to know the ratio of good batteries to rejects. Now that Samsung has their 99 point safety checks on batteries, that factory needs larger waste storage and their own fire dept.

    • It’s Me

      Phones, batteries, washing machines and now factories exploding or burning. Although the true believers won’t lose faith, it’s not surprising Samsung has become the butt of jokes and has lost consumer confidence.

    • h2oflyer

      I can’t believe they can make a great phone like the S7 and then start tripping over stupidity!

      Samsung didn’t get this huge being stupid. Sleazy, definitely. This news could have been easily suppressed. Is this a PR leak?

    • It’s Me

      Maybe. Maybe another distraction from their legal issues?

  • Brad Fortin

    So first they botch the first batch of batteries, then they botch the recall for those batteries, then they botch the second batch of batteries, then they botch the second recall, and now they botch the disposal process too? Go home, Samsung, you’re drunk. ????????????

  • TheCuddlyKoala

    Karma, she’s a beeeatch.

    • Jockohomo

      She’s got a wicked sense of humour, too.

  • Nader Tohamy

    Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse…

  • donkey_kong

    My wife’s 18 month old $600 Samsung tablet constantly shuts off due to what it says is overheating. No other device I’ve owned has ever had this problem. Should probably throw away and alert waste management company so it doesn’t cause a landfill fire. That is the last Samsung product I will buy.

  • Ipse

    “”Samsung SDI suffered a minor fire in a plant in Tianjin, China””…but it took “”110 firefighters and 19 trucks to put out the fire “”. Doesn’t sound minor to me.
    Someone has to let go of that Samsung voodoo doll. C’mon Tim.

  • “A Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the fire broke out in an area of the plant used for waste, including faulty batteries”

    They mean the production line

  • Cameron Davidson

    It’s easy to find a combustible Samsung story when Rose Behar scorts the Internet for one on a daily basis.

    Meanwhile, the rest of the world has moved on.