After cargo pallets carrying Vivo Y20 smartphones catch fire at Hong Kong airport this week, a major freight airline has officially announced a ban on Vivo mobile.
According to the news, Vivo, a Chinese smartphone maker, has reported that it is investigating the cause of the fire. “On April 11, we discovered that a shipment of objects, including some Vivo items, had been burned on the Hong Kong International Airport’s parking apron,” the company said.
“We have paid close attention and immediately created a dedicated committee to work closely with the local authority to determine the cause,” the statement said, adding that it will keep the media and the public informed about any changes.
Vivo V20 Fire Accident – Details
According to The Standard, the cargo fire broke out on the airport’s apron just as pallets carrying Vivo Y20 phones and associated accessories were about to be loaded into a Hong Kong Air Cargo plane bound for Thailand.
According to the post, since then, many industry outlets have announced that Hong Kong Air Cargo has blocked Vivo devices and two air freight companies until further notice.
The cause of the fire is unclear, but according to the report, fires could be caused by defective or damaged lithium-ion batteries used in smartphones.
Many smartphones were burnt to a pulp, and the iconic Vivo blue and white logo boxes were photographed on the tarmac.
— Andre Quiros (@flyingheavy747) April 11, 2021
According to airport authorities, no one was injured as a result of the collision. However, the crash severely destroyed a site on the airport’s tarmac that measured 24 meters in length and 12 meters in width.
Soon after, reports surfaced that Hong Kong Airlines, as well as two additional freight companies — Cargo Link Logistics HK Co Ltd and Sky Pacific Logistics HK Co Ltd — will be subject to a Vivo phone embargo until further notice (first published by Air Cargo World).