@RedmiIndia @manukumarjain @s_anuj Yesterday in Night my Aunty found dead 😭, she was using Redmi 6A, she was sleeping & she kept the phone near her face on pillow side & after sometime her phone blast. It’s a bad time for us. It’s a responsibility of a brand to support,” tweeted MD Talk YT.
Hi @RedmiIndia @manukumarjain@s_anuj Yesterday in Night my Aunty found dead 😭, she was using Redmi 6A, she was sle… https://t.co/ReBijOaafg
— MD Talk YT (Manjeet) (@Mdtalk16) 1662740790000
Xiaomi has responded to the tweet saying that it is investigating the matter. “At Xiaomi India, customer safety is of utmost importance and we take such matters extremely seriously. At this point, our team is trying to get in touch with the affected family, and determine the cause of the incident. We stand with the family in this time of difficulty and hope to support them in any way possible,” reads the response tweet from Xiaomi India support page.
The YouTuber has also asked the government and mobile manufacturers to implement robust safety standards for mobile phones that can help avery such incidents in the future. “And aggrieved family has asked government /mobile manufacturers to implement robust safety standards and conduct thorough testing before releasing a phone so that people do not suffer and lose their lives @cmohry @jagograhakjago,” he wrote in another tweet.
It is not clear if an FIR has been filed in the case or not.
Not the first case of smartphone explosion
This is not the first time that a smartphone has exploded. Last year, a OnePlus Nord 2 user had claimed that his phone exploded while on a call causing severe harm to his face. In August 2021, the newly-launched OnePlus Nord 2 is said to have exploded in the sling bag of a user while on a bike ride. In 2019, a man in Andhra Pradesh claimed that his Redmi 9A phone exploded in his pocket.