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Exploding phone sets fire to boy's bed

Kian McCreath woke up screaming when his brother's BlackBerry erupted into flames

By Martin Bagot

COVENTRY, England — An 11-year-old boy from Coventry suffered burns to his legs when a mobile phone exploded and set fire to his bed.

Kian McCreath, of Holbrooks, woke up screaming when his brother's BlackBerry erupted into flames setting his duvet and mattress alight in the bedroom they share. The Cardinal Newman School pupil had melted plastic stuck to his legs and was put in the bath, before being taken to University Hospital.

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Robert Gift Robert Gift Saturday, December 08, 2012 4:36:38 PM Hopefully your boys would have known to GET OUT OF THE ROOM and put COLD WATER on the burns. Hopefully you also have smoke alarms in the house. We have one in each bedroom, though the fire was immediately detected by the burn.
Wx Stormgirl Wx Stormgirl Saturday, December 08, 2012 4:52:20 PM Considering what I just experienced within the last week, with recharging my AA batteries - maybe its time for people to get educated about the risk of fire due to battery explosions.
Joseph Hebert Joseph Hebert Monday, December 10, 2012 7:22:15 AM I hope this is being investigated by the authorties. From a firefighter perspective this is concerning. According to the story it was unplugged at the time the fire began, which is quite curious. If there is a problem with these phones they need to be recalled.

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