Those of you who are constantly leaving your DC iPhone and iPod automotive car chargers plugged in will want to think twice after reading this email.
One good thing to learn from this is, while this is directly tied to the iPhone and iPod chargers, there is no reason that one should ignore caution and leave plugged-in without adequate reason any type of automobile AC charger for any electrical device.
The following is an internal memo after the electrical fire incident occurred initiating from the left-plugged-in ac automobile adapter:
Attached are pictures of a 2007 Chevy Suburban destroyed as a result of an electrical fire.
This fire resulted from leaving an I-phone charger/docking station plugged in the car’s electrical outlet. The charger unit overheated and started a fire, while parked in a residential garage. The owners of the vehicle were fortunate that they accidentally found the fire, at 11 P.M., before going to bed and before it spread to the house. None of the garage heat detectors or house fire alarms went off (which is another item that should have been tested Monthly)
This is a reminder that ALL in-car chargers should be unplugged when the vehicle is unattended. As electronics have proliferated in our lives and vehicles it is not unusual to find multiple 12-volt receptacles in vehicles.
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