25 Sep 2015

The fire risk of phone chargers

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 25 September 2015

Fire investigators say 40 to 50 fires a year are caused by phones, laptops and other electronics while being charged. Earlier this year a Wellington house was badly damaged when a charging cellphone caught fire. Acting manager for fire investigation and arson reduction, Peter Gallagher says batteries are getting smaller and more powerful and this can pose a risk.