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Samsung SDI factory catches fire

Samsung SDI factory in Tianjin, China - February 2017 fire
Samsung SDI factory fire
The battery factory located in Tianjin, China, was affected by a minor fire that broke out earlier today in a warehouse depositing waste material. Thankfully there were no casualties.

Samsung's SDI seems to be followed by bad luck even now, months after the South Korean giant decided to cancel the Galaxy Note 7 phablet. Earlier today, a minor fire broke out in the Samsung SDI factory in Tianjin, China, reports Reuters.

According to Samsung and the local emergency services, the fire was caused by various waste products stored in a warehouse, "including faulty batteries." A spokesman for the company said that no casualties were recorded and the factory's operations returned to normal shortly, without facing any major hiccups.

Although this looks like a minor incident, the Tianjin Fire Department had to send no less than 19 trucks and 110 fighters to put out the fire. SDI is one of the battery suppliers for the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship, although Samsung's investigation revealed that its batteries, next to the ones made by Amperex, were to blame for the failure of the Galaxy Note 7.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02- 9 (Update: 2017-02- 9)