OnePlus One Catches Fire even when it was “Switched Off” and “Unplugged”


OnePlus has been one of the most trusted brands in India who offers high-end smartphones at the best prices in the country. For some time, their trust is at risk after going through a case of fire explosion with OnePlus One smartphone.

Earlier this week, a OnePlus One smartphone caught fire despite being in switched off and unplugged mode, its user Rahul Himalian reported. The user said he woke up “suddenly by suffocating and nauseating fumes generated” by his “fuming and flaming One Plus One Mobile.” According to him, this misfortune event took place on July 3. He also pointed out that his room conditioner was also maintaining the room temperature at 19 degrees centigrade.

In his complain, Himalian wrote, “On seeing the fumes filled in the room, I immediately splashed water on to the device to douse the fumes and flames. Had I not got up to this odd hour, the mobile would have exploded and caused vital/fatal injury to me.”

This report has been posted out on Twitter via his friend, Chaiti Narulam who posted the photos of the burnt phone via her Twitter account. 

Himalian mentioned that his OnePlus One is now a five-year-old model but he also pointed out the phone is “least expected to explode and endanger human life at any point of time.” “It is an inherent manufacturing defect for which both OnePlus and Amazon, the seller should own up responsibility and redress the grievance immediately,” he added.

OnePlus has responded to the post and said it has launched an investigation.

“We take such incidents seriously. Our team has already reached out to the user and is investigating this further,” said the company in a statement.

Well, this is not the first case with a smartphone has caught fire or exploded. Almost every smartphone manufacturer has gone through this issue. Over the years, there have been several reports of phones from brands like Xiaomi, Motorola and others catching fire. The most notable one, however, is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 which was ultimately recalled and taken out of production after going through the  35 reports of battery explosions that have occurred one by one just after the first shipment of the phone.

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