GADGETS aren't usually meant to catch fire and destroy cars or injure children. But that's the unwanted feature that came with the Galaxy Note 7, forcing Samsung to kill off the smartphone less than two months after its release.
Feeling fired up, the INQ put on its firefighter's helmet and ventured back into the towering inferno of recall history to remember other products that got tech vendors all hot and bothered.
6. EE Power Bar
Poor EE. The firm wanted to do something nice for its customers by offering free power bar chargers so they could keep their smartphones topped up when there’s no plug socket around.
But it all went fire shaped when EE had to issue a complete recall of the product owing to fire risks.
"EE has identified a very small number of incidents where Power Bars have overheated, all of which relate to batch E1-06 and could pose a fire safety risk," the company said.
"We're therefore recalling batch E1-06 and request that customers stop using them and return their device to a local EE store at their earliest convenience. Power Bars from any other batch aren't affected by this recall."
EE had its fingers burned by the incident and gave up on the power bar market.
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