• 8-year-old boy burnt while using candles to 'make Wii console work'
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[release][b]Firefighters who believe an eight-year-old boy was burnt after using candles to make a games console work have issued a safety warning.[/b] Cairan Davies of Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, is recovering in a specialist burns unit after he sustained 8% burns to his chest. Mid and West Wales Fire Service said it believed he was playing on the console when the incident occured. However Cairan's family have said it is not clear what happened. A crew was called to Cairan's family home at 17:10 GMT on Monday. A spokesman for the service said: "It appears that the boy was upstairs playing on a Wii games' console when the incident occurred. "I understand that tea lights had been lit to make the console work." The spokesman added: "This is a very dangerous practice and although they may seem harmless enough, tea lights can pose a serious threat as they can ignite curtains, paper and other combustible materials in the vicinity of the candles." The boy was taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea by air ambulance where he is being treated in the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. His family said he had undergone a skin graft from his leg to his chest. In a statement issued by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Sarah Davies and James Setterfield, Cairan's mother and step-father, said: "The truth is that at the moment no-one knows what happened. "There has not been an investigation, and Cairan is too upset to speak about the incident. Until he feels able to talk about it, we are unable to find out what happened." Ms Davies and Mr Setterfield added: "We would like to stress that we do not allow any of our children to play with matches." They said Cairan was "doing well" but that it would take a while for him to fully recover. Nintendo, which manufacturers the Wii console, has been asked to comment.[/release] [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-17030596[/url] Utterly speechless [img]http://imgkk.com/i/urur.gif[/img]
Why.
shaking my head in disbelief.
My face when I saw that (and then mentioned to dark). To think that this deserves an official advice/safety warning.....
Was he trying to resurrect it using necromancy?
[quote]after he sustained 8% burns to his chest.[/quote] What does this even mean?
You can light 2 candles and set them on both sides of your tv to replace a Wii's sensor bar. Safe enough if you know what you're doing, but not something an 8 year old should try.
He's right though. You can use 2 candles instead of a sensor bar. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] wow man, you so did that on purpose
Pretty sure what happened is the sensor bar quit working. The Wii remotes are basically cameras that track infrared light, and guess what makes IR light? Fire. Or candles. [editline]1[/editline] really, come on man
[QUOTE=Darkimmortal;34719019]Nintendo, which manufacturers the Wii console, has been asked to comment.[/QUOTE] the fuck are they going to say "sorry your kid's an idiot who can't fucking handle a [b]candle[/b]." he probably just lost the sensor bar or something. candles emit enough infrared light to act as a makeshift sensor bar if you put 2 of them a foot and a bit apart from each other. holy fuck sniped hard
[quote]Nintendo, which manufacturers the Wii console, has been asked to comment.[/quote] Why? Why would Nintendo have anything to say about this? Why are they bringing Nintendo into this? I don't see gun manufacturers getting called to comment when someone kills himself with a gun, even accidentally.
[QUOTE=Jimpy;34719053]Was he trying to resurrect it using necromancy?[/QUOTE]No, candles can be used as an alternative to the sensor bar for the wii motes. I do it all the time. lol
[QUOTE=kidwithsword;34719061]What does this even mean?[/QUOTE] I imagine it means 8% of the body surface of his chest had burn injuries.
[QUOTE=kidwithsword;34719061]What does this even mean?[/QUOTE] 8% of his chest has burns on it, what else would it mean?
[QUOTE=ZF911;34719062]You can light 2 candles and set them on both sides of your tv to replace a Wii's sensor bar. Save enough if you know what you're doing, but not something an 8 year old should try.[/QUOTE] Well that's interesting. Can't you just get two lamps to do the same, surely the kid's house has more than one lamp lying around.
He must not be very bright
[QUOTE=Noble;34719103]He must not be very bright[/QUOTE] No, I'm pretty sure they've put him out by now.
[QUOTE=ZF911;34719062]You can light 2 candles and set them on both sides of your tv to replace a Wii's sensor bar. Safe enough if you know what you're doing, but not something an 8 year old should try.[/QUOTE] Totally safe when you toss your wiimote in rage. :v:
He's eight.
[QUOTE=ZF911;34719062]You can light 2 candles and set them on both sides of your tv to replace a Wii's sensor bar. Safe enough if you know what you're doing, but not something an 8 year old should try.[/QUOTE] Didn't know that was possible. Can anyone explain specifically how this works?
[QUOTE=ZF911;34719062]You can light 2 candles and set them on both sides of your tv to replace a Wii's sensor bar. Safe enough if you know what you're doing, but not something an 8 year old should try.[/QUOTE] where does the goat skull go
The solution is obvious Ban all Wiis
[quote]Ms Davies and Mr Setterfield added: "We would like to stress that we do not allow any of our children to play with matches."[/quote] Well, they're doing an excellent job enforcing that. He must have fumbled with the match and dropped it, then it hit his chest. If it caught his shirt on fire he did a good job putting it out quickly, that would explain the 8%.
[QUOTE=t h e;34719159]Didn't know that was possible. Can anyone explain specifically how this works?[/QUOTE] infrared light
[QUOTE=Electrocuter;34719101]Well that's interesting. Can't you just get two lamps to do the same, surely the kid's house has more than one lamp lying around.[/QUOTE] Lamps emit too much visible light and too little infrared light. The Wii uses an IR camera in the Wiimote itself to figure out where you're pointing in relation to the sensor bar by picking up the two IR light sources in the camera. Apparently candles emit enough IR and a small enough amount of visible to work properly.
[QUOTE=t h e;34719159]Didn't know that was possible. Can anyone explain specifically how this works?[/QUOTE] The Wii sensor bar has infrared LEDs on each side of it that aren't visible to the human eye. You can use any other light source like a candle or flashlight to replace it.
help I poured candle wax on my motherboard to fix it my computer won't start up now
A little kid got burn by something that has nothing to do with our product! Now we have to add a safety warning for something that we do not even endorse! :|
[QUOTE=Electrocuter;34719101]Well that's interesting. Can't you just get two lamps to do the same, surely the kid's house has more than one lamp lying around.[/QUOTE] Lamps tend to block the screen in my experience, And it's even harder to put them on top. They might work though, never tried. The candles work fine for me.
[QUOTE=Rents;34719097]8% of his chest has burns on it, what else would it mean?[/QUOTE] That he's either dumb or REAAAAAAAALLY dumb.
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