AT&T first became aware of the battery problem in October 2006, when a cabinet in a suburban Houston neighborhood blew up and tore out a piece of wooden fence from a resident's yard.All I'm saying, the one servicing my house better not go boom during the Packer game this Sunday or they will be dealing with a very angry Irish redhead.
About three months later, another cabinet near Houston caught fire. Then there was a cabinet fire near Cleveland, followed by the Wauwatosa explosion.
The lithium-metal polymer batteries, once thought to be safe, are suspected of causing the fires and explosions. If they leak, the batteries can produce flammable gases.
"There's a noticeable fire before the explosion," Hevey said.
(Ht: Spring City Chronicle)