TL-DR: Make sure your PMDs have the UL2272 Certification Marks.
So how many PMD-linked fires so far?
In 2017, there were 49 PMD-linked fires. But of course, those were the earlier days of PMDs and ownership was significantly lower.
First fatality from PMD-linked fire
Just last week, there was a fire in a HDB flat at Bukit Batok where a 41-year-old man and a woman were rescued. The cause of the fire was suspected to be linked to the charging of their PMDs.
The latest PMD-linked fire
The latest incident happened in a HDB unit in Ang Mo Kio yesterday (Monday) afternoon! There have been a total of eight such fires since June.
Here, check out the damage it’s done to the Ang Mo Kio flat.
According to SCDF, the fire appeared to be from a PMD placed in the kitchen. They also shared that one adult and three children from the neighbouring unit were rescued in the fire.