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Galaxy Note 7 battery factory catches fire

by Todd Haselton | February 8, 2017February 8, 2017 6:30 am PDT

Part of a factory that was responsible for building some of the batteries for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire, according to reports from Bloomberg and Forbes. The fire occurred at a Samsung KDI factory in northern China, Bloomberg explained. It doesn’t appear to have been a major event, but we can’t just let this slide off the radar.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, of course, was pulled off the market twice, and ultimately killed, due to failing batteries provided by two separate providers. Samsung KDI was one of the Samsung affiliates that developed the Galaxy Note 7 batteries, so it’s perhaps not all that surprising that one of its factories went up in smoke. Nobody seems to have been injured, so far as we can tell, and Bloomberg said the flames were quickly extinguished, allowing us to have a bit of a chuckle at the whole situation.

Waste site fire

Samsung told Bloomberg that production wasn’t affected because the fire occurred at a waste site, not near the production line where Samsung KDI actually manufactures the batteries. Forbes grabbed several images of the fire, which took place on Tuesday morning in China, which we’ve gathered in the gallery above. Let’s just hope none of these batteries are bound for the Galaxy S8.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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