Samsung factory that made Note7 batteries catches fire

It took 19 fire engines and 110 firemen to get the 'minor fire' under control.

Published Wed, Feb 8 2017 12:23 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

A factory of Samsung SDI, Samsung's affiliate division that manufactured batteries for the doomed Note7, has caught fire.

Samsung factory that made Note7 batteries catches fire |

The factory in Tianjin, China, caught fire on Wednesday and according to Samsung's spokesperson, they experienced a "minor fire." The incident happened at a waste depository within the factory and had no influence on battery production.

According to the South China Morning Post, it took 19 fire engines and 110 firemen to get the "minor fire" under control.

Last month, Samsung revealed the results of the investigation regarding the Note7 debacle. As suspected, Samsung blames the faulty batteries from two suppliers for the Note7 fiasco.

Although Samsung didn't name the two battery suppliers, they were earlier identified as Samsung SDI Co Ltd and China's Amperex Technology Ltd.

Samsung SDI, which caught fire today, said in a statement that they would invest around $128 million to improve product safety to continue supplying Samsung with batteries.


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