These days we almost expect to hear about an exploding battery about every week. Whether it’s a mobile phone or laptop, batteries engulfed in flames no longer surprise us. But, the newest battery-exploding incident involves our favorite battery-recaller, Nokia. They’ve already had enough bad press with their BL-5C battery recall and now it looks like they’re in for a bi more. There’s that saying, “no press is bad press.” We’re sure Nokia would beg to differ.
So, if Nokia recalled all those fire-risking, defective batteries already, shouldn’t we just blame this Indian woman for not swapping out her Nokia handset’s battery? Well, no. You see, this pregnant Indian lady was using a Nokia handset with a battery that was not deemed defective and subsequently recalled. The BL-D3 battery (manufactured by Matsushita – the same company that fabricated all those defective BL-5C batteries) caught fire just 10 minutes after she plugged it in to juice it up – resulting in minor burns.