Is your mobile phone a ticking bomb?

Tick, tick, tick boom...
Written by Will Sturgeon, Contributor

Tick, tick, tick boom...

German electronics giant Siemens has issued a warning to customers - alerting them to the danger posed by exploding fake phone batteries. Siemens said it knows of one couple who suffered slight burns and injuries to their eyes when their C-25 mobile phone exploded while sat in its recharging station in their car. The company said the problem is caused by the use of cheap batteries which have crept into the European market from Asia. All owners of Siemens handsets, especially the C-25, in Europe and Asia have been advised to check the batteries and replace fakes immediately.
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