Battery in 2-year-old iPad catches fire in repair shop during replacement as battery did not charge well anymore.
An Apple iPad battery caught fire in a shopping center in Rovaniemi, Finland, forcing the evacuation of customers, authorities said.
According to a senior fire official, a customer on Wednesday went into a phone shop in the shopping center to get the battery of his couple year old Apple iPad replaced, Xinhua news agency reported.
When the seller began to replace the battery, it caught fire.
The smoke caused by burning battery spread to the shopping center, the official added.
The source of the report, Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat, does not have more details on this case of exploding iPad battery. The iPad was a couple years old and the battery did not work properly anymore. The take away here is that batteries that do not hold their charge anymore, could be prone to catching fire.
Samsung recalls all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of the risk of batteries exploding. Samsung is now going to limit the battery charge to 60% to force every Note 7 user to replace their Note 7 with a new device with a problem-free battery.