Woman’s Headphones Explode During Flight

nbcnews.com/news/world/woman-s-headphones-explode-during-flight-china-australia-n733836

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An assessment of the incident by the ATSB found that batteries were likely the cause of the fire. The brand of headphones was not released. In a comment posted on its Facebook, the ATSB suggested lithium-ion batteries, which have a history of catching fire, were behind the explosion.
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  • Scary, and confusing. Has batteries, doesn't have batteries, how many people does it take to figure that out?

  • Obviously has batteries. Good old fashioned headphones do not explode or burst into flames.

    Unless they are playing Bach too loud! :)

    And I was about to buy some Sennheiser Bluetooth head phones....


  • ercoerco Posts: 17,856
    Wow, talk about playing with fire! I heard the caller was on hold with Parallax's help line, listening to Bach's invention no. 14 in B flat major, BMV 785.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Explode? No, they caught fire, or combusted. Do people even know what "explode" means? It seems that these days if something happens unexpectedly involving fire it is called an explosion.
  • Check out this lithium car battery fire - pretty intense...



  • TorTor Posts: 1,699
    edited March 17 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I suspect that rechargeables were used. I've never heard about lithium batteries, the non-chargeable ones, catching fire. I'm not worried about the AAA Lithium battery I use in my QC25 headset.
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