일본 신칸센 승객의 태블릿 PC에서 연기 발생

Services on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train were suspended on Sunday after a tablet computer belonging to a passenger burst into flames, reports TV Asahi (Sept. 25).

신요코하마에서 시나가와역으로 주행중 태블릿에서 연기 발생

24일 오후 5시 반경 가와사키시 나카하라구를 통과하던 도카이도 신칸센(東海道新幹線) '노조미 234호'(신오사카발 도쿄행)의 차내에서  40대 남성 회사원의 태블릿 PC에서 연기가 나서 차량이 긴급 정지했다. 승객들은 다른 차량으로 이동시키고 부상자는 없었다.

검은 연기가 모락모락 나고 플라스틱 타는 냄새가 났다. 얼마전에도 야마노테선 전철에서 충전기 발화 뉴스를 봤기 때문에 무서웠다.

일본 경시청에 따르면 남성 승객이 태블릿 단말기에 전원을 넣자 갑자기 연기가 났다고 한다.경시청과 소방청은 배터리 부분의 발열 가능성을 염두에 두고 자세한 원인을 조사하고 있다. 태블릿 단말기는 오랜된 외국제품이라고만 하고 정확한 모델은 밝히지 않고 있다.

신칸센 태블릿 PC발연 NHK뉴스

Shinkansen halts after passenger’s tablet catches fire, singes seat-back table

A tablet computer owned by a passenger apparently caught fire aboard a shinkansen train Sunday, forcing an emergency halt to the train, police and the railway said.

The incident took place at around 5:30 p.m. in a section between Shin-Yokohama and Shinagawa stations aboard the Nozomi 234 super express when a man in his 40s turned on the tablet. It started spewing smoke and slightly burned the small table for his seat, the police and media reports said.

The fire was contained shortly, but the train was stopped until safety was confirmed, according to the Japan Railway group. It resumed operations several minutes later and arrived at Tokyo Station, its destination.

The police are investigating how the tablet caught fire, suspecting that its battery might have a problem.