Samsung Galaxy S4 catches fire on bed as teen sleeps

Teen's Samsung smartphone catches fire as she sleeps, Samsung points out it had an aftermarket battery.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Mon, Jul 28 2014 12:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

The technology industry is no stranger to battery issues. Years ago a huge number of lithium ion batteries were recalled when notebooks started to catch fire while being used normally. A 13-year-old girl in North Texas woke recently to the smell of something burning and realized that her Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone was on fire.

Samsung Galaxy S4 catches fire on bed as teen sleeps | TweakTown.com

The fire was intense enough that the entire mobile device melted, glass, plastic and all. You can hardly tell that the device was a smartphone in the images. The teen says that her phone fell under a pillow as she slept and her father thinks that the phone overheated leading to the battery catching fire.

Samsung has pointed out that the battery inside the smartphone that caught fire wasn't a Samsung unit; rather it was a replacement part from another supplier. Samsung also noted that it points out in materials included with the phone that covering the device with bedding or other material could start a fire.

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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