Samsung Batteries Continue to Wreak Havoc as Fire Engulfs a Factory in China
Samsung has poured a ton of resources in making its batteries safer to use for consumers but even those level of efforts was insufficient to prevent the latest incident involving a fire that engulfed a factory in China.
Factory Present in China Belonged to Samsung SDI – Sources Claim Fire Was Caused Thanks to Lithium Batteries
According to a Weibo account belonging to Fire emergency services in Tianjin’s Wuqing District, a fire broke out at around 6 a.m. at a premises belonging to Samsung. The response was swift as a total of nineteen emergency vehicles combined with more than 110 trained professionals reached the location in order to mitigate any additional damage that could have been caused by the fire outbreak. Thankfully, sources have updated by stating that no casualties have been reported ever since the fire was finally doused.
After the emergency work had been cleared, it was time for the investigations to play their role in determining what caused the fire in the first place. According to the findings, the fire was caused by lithium batteries. Additionally, a spokesperson hailing from Linksus Digiwork, which happens to be a public relations agency that represents Samsung in China had reported that the fire occurred in a waste deposit area of the factory, and investigations will continue to take place in order to reach a more accurate conclusion.
The factory belongs to Samsung SDI, which announced some time back that it was investing $128 million of monetary resources in order to make lithium batteries safer to use. Samsung also introduced its 8-point battery safety check which involves handsets going through an X-ray scan to make sure that they will be safe to use. Unfortunately, the tech giant has had a boat load of rotten luck and plans to forget everything that has transpired with the announcement of its Galaxy S8.
To remind you, the Note7 recall process caused Samsung a global loss of $17 billion.