Seven Year Old’s Tablet Explodes Into 3 Pieces, Proscan 7 Incher Malfunctions

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  • 20 Sep 2016
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  • It seems that every day now we find out about a new device exploding or catching fire and when it’s not the Galaxy Note 7, it’s a Xiaomi unit. Today we’ve learned of a Proscan tablet, a 7 incher that malfunctioned and exploded into 3 pieces, to the chagrin of its 7 year old user.

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    The boy was actually using the gadget, when it blew up in his hands. We’re talking about a Proscan 7 inch 4 GB slate, with a dual core CPU and a price of 39.99 quid, bought from Toys R Us. The battery expanded hugely into the device, as shown in the pictures from this article. Little Alfie and his family were shocked, but luckily there was no injury.

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    The stuffed up battery didn’t actually explode, but was rather swollen, as we’ve seen on quite a few devices over the years, particularly when they reach the end of their lifetime and warranty. The incident came 18 months after buying the device. Toys R Us reacted to the incident, offering an apology and offering to exchange the unit with an upgraded model.

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