Vivo is said to have been banned by a Hong Kong-based airline after a charge for its smartphones burst into flames. The occurrence was recorded on video, with a large number of phones being destroyed by the flames.
At issue was a new batch of Vivo Y20 equipment that would go to different markets after the air shipment. The carrier, however, will have made known its intention to ban Vivo after the damages caused over the weekend.
Vivo smartphones burst into flame before boarding
As the publication advances The Standard and according to various testimonies shared on social networks, the incident occurred during the loading of pallets with smartphones for a Hong Kong Air Cargo aviation bound for Thailand.
Above we see the pallet of telephones ready to ship, but already wrapped in flames. The fire would spread to two other pallets of products, damaging an as yet unquantified number of items ready to board the transport plane.
Next we see a post from the social network Twitter with the aftermath of the incident. The cause is cell phones’ energy cells, more specifically batteries whose instability can cause a chain reaction like the one that took place.
Smartphone batteries are likely cause of fire
After the occurrence, several local media announced Hong Kong Air Cargo’s intention to ban Vivo from its airlines in the face of the danger posed by their smartphones.
We stress that the cause of the accident has not yet been determined, but the lithium-ion batteries inside the smartphones are the main suspect. The case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that, in 2016, would shake the manufacturer is quickly brought to memory.
The precautions taken by companies are not always enough, a defective unit is enough to cause millionaire damage, or worse. Fortunately the fire started on land.
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