SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it was checking one of its laptop computers that reportedly caught fire and exploded.
''LG Electronics is collaborating with LG Chem, the battery maker, to investigate and determine the cause of the problem, as under normal usage conditions, this type of problem should not occur,'' LG said in a statement.
South Korean media reported that a laptop belonging to a South Korean journalist caught fire and blew up Tuesday. There were no injuries.
LG said it was ''in possession of the equipment involved'' and would ''work with a third-party organization to provide an outside, independent assessment.''
Both LG and LG Chem Ltd. are members of the LG Group of companies.
''We rigorously test our products not only for functionality and design, but safety as well,'' LG said in the statement.
Kim Ji-hey, an LG Electronics spokeswoman, said the company was not yet releasing details on what model laptop was involved.