Laptop computers often get hot, and we know it’s a widespread problem because computer stores and websites offer a wide selection of fans and cooling devices.
The coroner completed a six-month-long investigation into the cause of death of a 56-year-old Vancouver man killed in a fire in his home. In a report issued this week, the Canadian forensic specialists determined that a fire broke out about 50-minutes after the man left his laptop on a couch “turned on and plugged in.”
The coroner’s office said that several makes of laptops have been recalled in recent years due to problems with lithium-ion batteries overheating and bursting into flames.
Here is a link to the coroner’s warning and safety suggestions.