[FACT OR FAKE #21] It's Dangerous to Talk on Your Phone While Charging it
Is it dangerous to talk on the phone while charging it?
There are several cases of cell phones catching fire or exploding all of a sudden, thereby causing injuries to their owners. Most of these incidents seemed to have happened while the phone in question was charging.buzzle.com
This year in 11 July, a 23-year-old Chinese stewardess Ma Ailun was allegedly killed by her charging iPhone 5. Here's her story:
So are phones really safe while they are on charging mode?
One of the greatest inventions of the 21st century, a cell phone is a device that has changed the face of communication. It's powered by a battery which gets exhausted when using the phone, and needs to be charged regularly.buzzle.com
While charging, cell phones have, at times, exploded and caused electrocutions and fires. However, these have been linked to faulty or damaged batteries or unauthorized charging cords.about.com
Conclusion? It's neither fact nor fake.
To prevent such mishaps from occurring, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends certain safety precautions:
1) Do not use fake batteries or chargers. 2) Do not speak on the phone while it is charging. 3) Plug off the mobile as soon as it is fully charged. Do not let the battery overheat.buzzle.com
4) Do not charge a wet phone as the mobile phone circuit can be seriously damaged, and a current passing through the wet phone can cause it to explode. So, wait till the phone has dried up properly, and only then charge the phone.buzzle.com
5) Damaged batteries should be replaced immediately. Avoid tampering with the battery and bringing it in contact with other metal objects in the vicinity of the phone.about.com
6) Avoid placing the mobile near heating appliances, or areas where it may get overheated, like sunlight, kitchen stove or gas, microwave oven, iron, or other radiation-emitting appliance.buzzle.com
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