When a cellphone explosion kills a person, you think it is a rare event. When you learn that another man just died for the same reason, you start looking at yours like a potential killer.

The cellphone of this victim-a man in a Lenovo shop in Guangzhou, China-exploded without warning in his shirt pocket, slicing an artery in his neck, causing him bleed to death. The battery was recently recharged and, according to a fellow employee, it was completely new. The origin of the battery is still unknown.


Just in case, I'm not putting my iPhone in my jacket's inner chest pocket ever again. Or in my pants, for that matter. [Tech Ticker]