RIM investigating case of exploding BlackBerry
According to the Guardian, 11-year-old Kian McCreath’s BlackBerry exploded and caught fire on his bed at his family home in Coventry.
The child’s parents are now asking RIM to recall the phone in question – a Curve 9320 – just before the busy holiday season.
RIM, however, says it still hasn’t been able to examine the charred phone and determine what happened. In a statement to the Guardian, the company says it’s still waiting for the family to provide the melted device for it to investigate.
Kian’s parents claim that melted plastic from the handset stuck to his legs, and the boy had to be taken to a local hospital. They extinguished the flames themselves.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, the phone had been plugged in and was charging at the time of the fire.
It’s not the first time we hear of cellphones getting too hot to handle.
Have you experienced a phone that got too hot for comfort?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Photo: Kian McCreath/Facebook