While Samsung phones (and sometimes Apple and Google phones) have been on the news to catch fire and hurt people, OnePlus, whose first smartphone is reported to have caught fire, is an unlikely entrant.
It's suspected that a user's OnePlus One caught fire in the middle of the night at 3:15 am, even though the smartphone was not plugged in and turned off.
The incident took place on July 3 in an air-conditioned room when the user woke up to a burning smell and smoke came out of the unit. Then the user put out the fire with the help of water.
The news was highlighted in a tweet by India Today anchor Chaiti Narula with images of the now dead smartphone.
Someone I know just saved from death. @OnePlus_IN @oneplus How do you explain your phone exploding out of the blue ?! Children use their mobile at attractive prices. Where is the responsibility to fix this? pic.twitter.com/CRgmF6RTBB
̵1; Chaiti Narula (@Chaiti) July 3, 2019
After the nearly fatal incident, the user contacted OnePlus and even Amazon India (via which OnePlus smartphones) sold) for a solution of the incident. OnePlus responded to the tweet that the OnePlus Critical Escalations team sent to the user and dealt with the case.
We are sorry that we have answered here belatedly. We find that our critical escalation team has already reached the customer and is working hard to solve the problem as well as possible. Hope that helps.
– OnePlus Support (@OnePlus_Support) July 4, 2019
The above incident is quite surprising, as OnePlus has never been in the limelight for a OnePlus device that catches fire. While the smartphone is more than five years old (and gives a reason for such an incident), a statement from OnePlus is a must fire and explosion in South Korea.
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