The Fire Service notified Energy Safety of a house fire involving a tablet computer which caused severe damage to a bedroom.
13 October 2016
Equipment under 60950 classification
Property damage level:
Restricted to the room containing the equipment
Outcome of investigation:
Even though the tablet was known to be faulty and owner continued to use it regardless of this knowledge.
Energy Safety is unaware of any other fires involving the model of tablet computer. Therefore Energy Safety considers this was likely to be a one-off type event that could have been preventable if the owner had taken action to have the tablet repaired or replaced when the fault became known.