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Exploding Headphones On Flight Burn Woman’s Face

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Somebody must have been smack-talking her; that'll be why her ears started burning :biggrin:

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23 minutes ago, roi1862 said:

Did they say what brand were they ?

They apparently don't want to mention any names, either of the headphones, or the batteries.

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23 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

They apparently don't want to mention any names, either of the headphones, or the batteries.

As soon as they will it will be added to banned items along with Galaxy Note 7... Not gonna be good for sales ill say.

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I remember reading something similar a few months ago. Not with headphones, but someone's e-cigarette battery exploded in their pocket and melted their boxer shorts to their skin.

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Is there no good way to ventilate smell on a plane?

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8 hours ago, HiFlyer said:

This has got to be among the very last things it would ever occur to anyone to worry about on a flight..... (if it was actually the headphones and not the phone battery)

Regardless, somebody, somewhere is probably about to be sued.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/exploding-headphones-on-flight-burn-womans-face_us_58c90d42e4b01c029d778241?cc5x4vq4xslhj8aor&

 

How on earth would it be the headphones? Of course it was the batteries...

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43 minutes ago, Raven9000 said:

How on earth would it be the headphones? Of course it was the batteries...

There are headphones out there with integrated rechargeable batteries, and there's no way to know if was the batteries themselves malfunctioned, or if the headphones malfunctioned in some way, causing the batteries to fail catastrophically. :unsure:

In either case, I don't think accident investigators are allowed to make assumptions, especially to the press, without looking closely at every possibility.

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Just wanted to grab those Bose quiet comfort... gonna wait till they say which headphones was it.

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I have the Bose quiet comforts and have had them for a few years as have many others for a lot longer. Mine use replaceable batteries. I expect if you bought cheap lithium batteries from the internet there would be a good chance of this happening. To me that is user error and not the fault of Bose. I'm not saying this is the case for the unfortunate woman that got burned. We have no information on what type of headset or batteries she was using. It may be a long time before you get the headsets if you are going to wait for more details on this incident first.

Ted

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