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alexusjonesfan
Oct 10th, 2003, 04:23 AM
http://news.com.com/2100-1039_3-5088434.html?tag=nefd_top

Report: Cell phone explodes in trousers
Last modified: October 8, 2003, 12:38 PM PDT
By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET News.com


Nokia said Tuesday that it's investigating two recent reports of its cell phones "exploding" and causing injuries.

Last Thursday, a supermarket employee in the Netherlands burned his legs when a Nokia handheld exploded in his pants pocket, according to Juliette Oolders of the Dutch consumer group Consumentenbond. Oolders said she believes the phone was one of Nokia's newer models, but could not be more specific. In August, a 33-year-old Dutch woman was injured when her Nokia phone exploded in her hands.

A Nokia representative said the company is investigating both incidents but would not comment further.

Reports about exploding phones could add to the general unrest among some cell phone owners about the safety of the devices. Aside from occasional reports of melting phones, some scientists are debating whether radiation from certain models might cause cancer.

Nokia issued a warning in February against using badly made or counterfeit replacement batteries in Nokia phones, which apparently was the cause of the August incident, according to the company.

But Oolders pointed out that the phone in Thursday's incident was still using its original battery.

"It's not a good situation," she said.

decemberlove
Oct 10th, 2003, 10:42 AM
nokia sucks anyway
no surprise

~ The Leopard ~
Oct 10th, 2003, 10:47 AM
Yeah, lots of phones suck. That's why some people never return phone calls. :rolleyes:

decemberlove
Oct 10th, 2003, 10:51 AM
ouch :sad:

~ The Leopard ~
Oct 10th, 2003, 10:55 AM
grrrrrrrrr@holly

decemberlove
Oct 10th, 2003, 10:59 AM
will a :kiss: help?

~ The Leopard ~
Oct 10th, 2003, 11:00 AM
Hmmmmm.

Do you still love me?

decemberlove
Oct 10th, 2003, 11:05 AM
of course :kiss:

~ The Leopard ~
Oct 10th, 2003, 11:07 AM
Oh, that's okay then. :hearts:

Bacardi
Oct 10th, 2003, 12:49 PM
Hummm I used to own a Nokia, and so did my girlfriend and several of my friends. We all had nothing but trouble out of the things. I mean they wouldn't work right under a cell tower. But I have never heard of one exploding. But I know someone who got pissed and threw their's out the car window while driving :o

~ The Leopard ~
Oct 10th, 2003, 12:52 PM
And?

alexusjonesfan
Oct 10th, 2003, 01:57 PM
I own a nokia...and I'm gonna wear 3 pairs of underwear today :yeah:

CC
Oct 10th, 2003, 03:20 PM
http://news.com.com/2100-1039_3-5088434.html?tag=nefd_top

Report: Cell phone explodes in trousers
Last modified: October 8, 2003, 12:38 PM PDT
By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET News.com


Last Thursday, a supermarket employee in the Netherlands burned his legs when a Nokia handheld exploded in his pants pocket, according to Juliette Oolders of the Dutch consumer group Consumentenbond. Oolders said she believes the phone was one of Nokia's newer models, but could not be more specific. In August, a 33-year-old Dutch woman was injured when her Nokia phone exploded in her hands.




Haha! :D