On the same day that a massive explosion rocked a plant in Anhui, Samsung SDI's factory in Tianjin was also hit by a minor blast. No casualties were reported.
According to Reuters, the explosion happened on the morning of February 8 in a section of the factory used for waste — including lithium batteries.
The local fire department reported that faulty lithium ion batteries caught fire, which caused the explosion. Up to 110 firefighters were sent in to fight the blaze.
A Samsung spokesman said that the factory's operations weren't significantly impacted.
The Korean smartphone producer took a huge hit in 2016 following a massive global recall and permanent production cancellation of its Galaxy Note 7 after customers began reporting smartphones spontaneously bursting into flames. Even airlines banned the smartphone on flights. The recall is said to have cost the company billions of dollars.
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