Teen's Phone Ignites Under Her Pillow
Could be due to replacement battery, says dad
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jul 28, 2014 6:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – Plenty of people tend to fall asleep with their phones in their beds at night, but one 13-year-old's tale is cautionary, to say the least. Ariel Tolfree says her Samsung Galaxy S4 slipped under her pillow after she went to bed, and she woke a burning smell. Her dad tells KDFW he thinks the phone overheated and the battery—a replacement, not the original—swelled while she slept.