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Robert Levy
08-21-2003, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=857&ncid=757&e=10&u=/nm/20030821/od_uk_nm/oukoe_odd_dutch_handset' target='_blank'>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=857&ncid=757&e=10&u=/nm/20030821/od_uk_nm/oukoe_odd_dutch_handset</a><br /><br /></div>"A 33-year-old Dutch woman has sustained slight face and neck burns after her mobile phone burst into flames, the Amsterdam police say.<br /><br />The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, happened after the woman dropped her phone in a music store in central Amsterdam. It caught fire when she picked it up and switched it back on, a police spokesman said. She was treated for superficial burns by an ambulance team that rushed to the scene. "The battery got hot and then the phone burst into flames. It was a Nokia. We later heard she had used a replacement battery," said Jan Willem van Hofwegen of Fame Music store.<br /><br />A Nokia spokesman in Helsinki said similar incidents have happened in the past and were always related to faulty batteries from independent electronics manufacturers. "We've heard about phones that overheated, melted and, in the worst case, exploded," he said."<br /><br />Ouch! I guess the main lesson here is to be very careful about using replacement batteries that haven't been approved by your phone's manufacturer. Of course, I can't help but point out that anyone using a Nokia device should consider <a href="http://www.ppcw.net/shop/imate_ppct.php">replacing their phone</a> instead of just the battery. :wink:

08-23-2003, 12:11 PM
You heard of MSBlaster virus? Well, this was the NKBlaster!