Cell Phone Charging Danger
Email forward warns that answering a cell phone while it is being charged canelectrocute the user
May be possible if equipment is faulty, but the warning highly exaggerates the riskunder normal conditions.
Update: January 2008
A new version of the message includes unrelated photographs of an exploded cellphone on a bed and the injury apparently caused to the phone user. (Details incommentary below)
(Submitted, September 2005)
Subject: Don't answer a cell phone while it's being charged
Don't answer a cellphone while it's being chargedDon't answer a cell phone while it is being CHARGED!! A fewdays ago, a person was recharging his cell phone at home.Just at that time a call came through and he attended to it; withthe instrument still connected to the mains After a fewseconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained andthe person was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud.His parents rushed into the room only to find himunconscious, with weak heartbeats and burnt fingers. He wasrushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead onarrival. A Cell phone is a very useful modern invention.However, we must be aware that it can also be an instrumentof death.Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the mains!