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Droid 2 Cell Phone Explodes in Texas Man's Ear

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A man from Texas is recovering from wounds to his face after he said his cell phone exploded while he was talking.

Aron Embry said he was driving and chatting on his brand new Motorola Droid 2 when it exploded in his ear, "bursting outward," he said.

"I just heard a pop. At first I didn't know what to think," the 30-year-old Embry said. 

He said blood began trickling down his neck, and the glass on his phone's screen was cracked. 

Embry drove to his wife's school, where an ambulance was called to take him to a hospital in Dallas. Embry got four stitches and was given a cat-scan as a precaution. Embry said he doesn't think he'll suffer any hearing loss.

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Embry said he does not have medical insurance and hopes Motorola will cover the $4,000 medical bill.

Motorola said in a statement that customer safety is its highest priority and will contact Embry and investigate the case.

Phone explosions are rare and are usually related to the lithium-ion battery swelling or catching fire.

But considering the battery in Embry's phone was unaffected, right now no one knows what caused the explosion.