30 Jul '14, 9am

US teen wakes up to find that her #Samsung smartphone had scorched her pillow:

US teen wakes up to find that her #Samsung smartphone had scorched her pillow:

Charging our devices as we sleep feels like a harmless routine. For one young Samsung smartphone owner, however, that habit almost turned heated. Last week, a 13-year-old North Texas girl plugged her Samsung Galaxy S4 in for its nightly juice-up before hitting the sack, only to be awoken by the smell of something burning hours later. When she got up and searched around for the source of the stench, she realized that she had wedged her charging phone under her pillow. And not only was the backside of the pillow scorched, but the phone was fried into an unrecognizable slab of plastic and melted components. The event, according to FOX 4 , left the family a bit surprised. “We have a reasonable expectation that the products we buy are going to be safe,” the girl’s father said. He told FOX that he suspects that the phone overheated, causing the battery to swell and start a fire....

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/girl-s-galaxy-s4-smartphone-bur...

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