Samsung Galaxy A21 catches fire in flight and forces passenger evacuation in Seattle: report

A Samsung Galaxy A21 handset caught fire on an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle. This incident caused the entire flight to be evacuated. Local reports say the phone was burned beyond recognition, but an airport spokesman confirmed the device is a Galaxy A21. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The fire … Read more

Lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles: a fire hazard?

General Motors expanded the recall of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of fire from bag-type lithium-ion battery cells manufactured by LG of South Korea. The recall, the second-largest involving batteries made by LG Chem’s battery pack, LG Energy Solution (LGES), highlights the challenges battery companies face in making a stable product … Read more

GM revokes all Chevy Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide due to fire hazard

General Motors said on Friday that it is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall and others raise questions about lithium-ion batteries, which are now used in nearly all electric vehicles. Ford, BMW and Hyundai recalled batteries recently. President Joe Biden will need … Read more