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‘Exploding’ Kyocera Batteries Recalled

Kyocera and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 140,000 batteries sold with the 7135 Smartphone.

On four occasions, the batteries have short-circuited and erupted with force or emitted excessive heat. In December, a Philadelphia area man suffered second-degree burns on his leg when his Kyocera 7135 battery short-circuited in his pocket.

The black and silver flip-up phones say