Exploding wireless headphones suspected to be manufactured by Samsung
A pair of exploding wireless headphones on an international flight is currently being investigated. The manufacturer is rumoured to be Samsung, given their recent exploding devices phenomena.
This poor passenger put in her ears what she could never have known would end up being exploding wireless headphones.
She fell asleep on the long flight and woke up to a loud bang.
Last month, while on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne the passenger ended up getting burns all over her face after these exploding wireless headphones blew up in her face. In just two hours into the flight she fell asleep and that is when this awful thing happened.
The battery and cover of the exploding wireless headphones had also melted to the floor of the plane.
Passengers had to endure the smell of burnt hair, plastic, and electronics for the rest of the flight. Passengers were choking on these smells and coughing for the rest of the flight.
“As I went to stamp my foot on them the flight attendants were already there with a bucket of water to pour on them. They put them into the bucket at the rear of the plane,” said the victim.
The pictures taken of the woman after the explosion shows her face covered in black soot. She also has horrible blisters on her hands. Fortunately, her injuries weren’t bad enough that she needed to go to hospital.
In response to this the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a travel warning for all Australian passengers. The following is the ATSB’s official statement regarding the exploding wireless headphones incident and safety warning…
“The ATSB has assessed that it is the batteries, as the power source, that caught on fire and are therefore the issue… All batteries contain stored energy and are therefore potentially risky.”