Hmmm, it seems that the batteries in phones melting are starting to make a comeback in news feeds yet again, with the latest being a Samsung Galaxy Note reported to have “exploded” (and by saying so, we mean that the battery has some issues) in the pants pocket of a 55-year old man in South Korea, resulting in some second degree burns on his right thigh. The victim did file a report over at the Bupyeong Fire Station in Incheon, South Korea, and we do wonder whether Samsung will do anything about the situation, considering a recent story about an Apple iPhone’s battery melting.

When approached to comment on the situation, a Samsung spokesman had this to say, “Lithium ion batteries can catch fire due to external pressure or sudden changes in temperature, so we’re trying to understand what really happened.” Perhaps it is time to take a step back and remember that we should always purchase original parts and not save a few dollars here and there just because there is a far cheaper battery in the market.

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