Xiao­mi Red­mi Note 4 Catch­es Fire Again


Last month, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was reported to have caught fire but the claims were rebuked by Xiaomi and the case was settled. Now reports have surfaced yet again that a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in a town near Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh has caught fire.

While in the last case of the alleged Redmi Note 4 fire incident no one was hurt but in this instance the owner of the device, Bhavana Suryakiran, sustained burns.

The incident occurred in Ravulapalem town in East Godavari district on August 14.

Suryakiran, a small trader, sustained burn injuries on his thigh as the device was in his pocket when it caught fire. He was riding his motorcycle when he felt a burning sensation on his thighs where the device was kept.

Soon after he halted, pulled out the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 from his trouser pocket and threw it. But by that time, he had already been injured.

According to the aggrieved party, the device was bought around 20 days ago and Suryakiran also mentioned that he’ll be filing a case against the company in the court and will appeal for damage compensation.

In the case reported last month, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 device allegedly suffered the same fate as the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from last year as one of the units in Bangalore exploded and was caught on tape, but the company claims that the video is a fake.

Although the company replaced the malfunctioning device, according to an internal investigation, the explosion had occurred as a result of using a faulty third party charger.

Xiaomi had also criticised the publication, which published the video claiming that it’s of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 exploding, and have branded their behaviour as ‘irresponsible and disturbing’.

(With inputs from IANS)

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