Russian World Cup Water Bottle Is A Fire Hazard

MOSCOW

As Russian companies try to cash in on football-themed products ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, just about everyone is trying to capitalize on the tournament kicking off in 11 Russian cities. Bottled mineral water maker Svyatoi Istochnik is no exception, coming out with a new football-shaped commemorative bottle that was quickly discovered to have a potentially deadly design flaw. Scientists explain that it is natural for a spherical-shaped bottle to concentrate heat, with “a spherical lens... ideal” for starting fires.

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