Kyocera explosion a hoax

Oct 19 2003 - 06:36 PM ET | Kyocera
Hopefully this will be the end of exploding phones for a while, but the latest report is that the previously mentioned exploding Kyocera did not actually explode. bq. "The KE413 phone was acting properly by venting heat and some graphite dust after its battery short-circuited, according to Kyocera Wireless. The dust is not harmful and no injuries were reported, the company said." The company has begun to ship the phone again. You may remember that we mentioned it had halted shipments worldwide in reaction to this event.