The girl was taken to the hospital, where she had to get a skin graft done after the incident. The victim has been identified as Yiyi Huang of Quanzhou city in the Chinese province of Fujian. According to Yahoo News Australia, the incident happened earlier this month when Yee was playing with her younger cousin.
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Then her grandmother heard a loud bang followed by Yi’s scream. When she arrived to investigate, she noticed smoke coming out of Yi’s wrist and she soon realized that Yi’s smartwatch had exploded on her wrist. Due to the explosion, the skin on the back of his hand had suffered third-degree burns. Yi had to undergo a skin graft procedure.
Compensation is being negotiated
Not all details of the incident have been made public yet, including the name of the smartwatch’s maker. It is being told that Huang is in talks with the producer regarding compensation for the incident. This incident is a shocking incident, which reminds us how dangerous a battery can be in any worst senario.
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We have seen such incidents in the past with many other devices. However, smartwatches have not really been a part of this list so far. As in this case based on several incidents before, it is possible that the smartwatch battery exploded at a significant physical impact, an external force could damage the battery to the point of explosion. Of course, one can argue that how a four-year-old girl was able to generate so much power and why the smartwatch was not able to withstand it.