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The fear: exploding cellphones

Peter Rojas
11.24.04
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You can officially stop worrying about brain cancer and start worrying about third-degree burns—the Associated Press has just done a story about exploding cellphones and how the Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps getting more and more complaints about cellphone batteries exploding or causing fires (they've received 83 such complaints over the past two years). There's even the obligatory quote from the head of the Wireless Consumers Alliance (which we've never heard of, but sounds very impressive) about how basically making cellphone smaller and smaller is turning them into little bombs. Little bombs that we use to make phone calls, that is. The biggest source of the problem: sketchy third-party batteries.

[Thanks, Richard and Steve and everyone else who sent this one in]

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