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Samsung factory that made ‘exploding’ Note 7 batteries catches fire

A Samsung factory that produced the batteries for the notorious Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has just went up in a blaze.  The fire itself was caused by there being a pile of discarded faulty batteries in its waste facility.

It took the effort of 110 firefighters to put out the fire in Samsung’s SDI Factory in China.  There have been no publicly reported deaths or injuries.

“The material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products,” said the local fire department in Tianjin

This news follows a battery crackdown in South Korea which will put electronic manufacturers under more regulations and more strict safety requirements.