The following story happened with 17-year-old Amie Hall from Birmingham, England. The girl reported that her iPhone charger caught fire and set the blanket on fire.
The incident happened on the night of March 18, when Amy Hall went to bed. She plugged her iPhone into a charger and left it on the bed next to her. After some time, the girl suddenly noticed a flame right on her blanket and received a burn on her cheek. Amy called her mother, with whom they put out the fire without calling the firefighters.
Amy Hall shared photos of her bedding and melted charging cable on Facebook, which once again demonstrate what the habit of leaving your smartphone next to your bed overnight can lead to. Modern smartphones and chargers are equipped with technologies to protect against power surges, overheating, and so on. However, not all manufacturers produce the same quality products.
The Birmingham Mail suggested that the girl was using an Apple branded charging cable and a different brand of power supply, but Amy Hall claims the opposite: “It was not some cheap charger – this is an Apple branded adapter. Please do not leave your phone charging overnight. “
Apple is currently investigating the cause of the fire. The company recommends that you do not charge your iPhone in humid or poorly ventilated areas. This could cause the charger to overheat. The company also advised to regularly check accessories for damage.