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Overheated, pocketed PSP burns through child's pants

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by keshwala, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. keshwala

    keshwala Regular member

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    A word of warning: you may want to refrain from placing your Sony PlayStation Portable in your pocket, even if it's switched off.Harold Clay of Warner Middle School in Farmington Hills, Michigan suffered second-degree burns when the PSP in his pocket caught fire and burned a hole in his pants.

    Fortunately, a teacher was somehow able to separate the portable from Clay in time. Clay's mother, Sheila, reported how her son managed to avoid greater injury during the fiery accident:


    He said it wasn't a gradual heat. It really started heating up. He's always been taught, burn- fire- smoke, you drop and you roll. So, he was in his band class and he dropped and rolled.


    Ironically, the game inside the player when the incident occurred was one of the titles from the Burnout series of games. Clay's parents were puzzled by the fact that the PSP was purportedly switched off the whole time.

    Clay's parents said they plan to contact Sony to check if any similar incidents have been reported by other people.

    original link: Overheated, pocketed PSP burns through child's pants - PlayStation Portable News - PSP Updates
     
  2. EEE31

    EEE31 Regular member

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    Did they ever say if this was an official Sony battery or if it was a knock off? I would think that Sony would have already issued a recall if it was deemed an offical Sony battery.
     
  3. vcbc

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    Yup first thing that came from my mind, was fake sony batteries or bad batteries that havent been recalled yet.
     

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