Another Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has reportedly burst into flames in India, with the incident occurring a few weeks after the device exploded in Bengaluru. The latter case occurred because of a faulty third-party charger, but the new one might not be as simple as that.
The alleged blast took place in Andhra Pradesh when a man named Bhavana Suryakiran was on his way to his shop on a bike. The Redmi Note 4 apparently couldn’t be pulled out of his pocket because of the burning, forcing locals to pour water on his pants and force it out.
The Redmi Note 4 supposedly continued to emit sparks even after this. Suryakiran says he bought the handset just 20 days ago from Flipkart. He’s going the legal route to sue Xiaomi and get compensation for his wounds. Going by the photo below, he seems to have a pretty serious burn on his thigh.
Xiaomi has gone into damage control mode, issuing out a statement to confirm that it has gotten in touch with Suryakiran and is in the process of obtaining the crispy Redmi Note 4 at the center of the case. It’s also trying to reassure fans by saying that it takes such matters seriously as customer safety is of the utmost importance.
Xiaomi had placed the blame of the previous Redmi Note 4 explosion squarely on the customer’s shoulders by identifying a third-party charger as the culprit. It also decried a video that claimed to be footage of the explosion, but was later found to be fake.