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Cambodia News (Thbong Khmom): A Khmer social media post says that a toddler was injured in the face when a phone exploded, and the person is warning people to take care.
According to social media, an account name Sen Sanas posted, " I used to hear from the news, but now it happened on my grandchildren who lived in Kroch Chmar district, Thbong Kmum. My niece charged a phone about 4 to 5 meters from the kid, but the kid still got attacked from the explosion. Please be aware of charging the phone."
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I was told this problem stems from cheap fake Samsung batteries made in China. They start to swell up and get really hot, is one of the tell-tale signs. Always keep an eye your new phone's battery if bought here, and particularly if Samsung.
I was setting up an apartment in Nepal years ago when I kept getting non-working or faulty appliances, power boards etc. I mentioned it to an NGO friend who was of the understanding that many developing countries get the "seconds" from manufacturers. That is, the products that fail to pass testing at an A level, products that would be delivered countries with high safety standard requirements, are shipped to developing countries with lower requirements. Whether this is the case with phone batteries or is actually a practice of manufacturers, I don't know. It seems a reasonable assumption.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.