According to a CNN report, a California teenager was volunteering at an Ontario youth recreation center whenwitnesses heard a loud “whooshing” sound, said Frank Huddleston, a fire department investigator.
Huddleston said the victim didn’t even know what was happening, and witnesses said they thought it was fireworks.
The phone was so damaged that the model number could not be immediately identified. Kyocera and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had issued a recall for potentially “exploding” batteries in January.
According to the recall notice issued in January, at least four other people had experienced a similar problem with their Kyocera cell phone. The recall was for 140,000 of the batteries sold with the Kyocera 7135 Smartphone. There is no indication yet if this latest incident is related to the recalled batteries or not.