Any device designed to charge or be charged should be placed on a ceramic tile or plate and kept clear of carpets, curtains, soft furnishings, newspapers and anything that might burn.

Any sort of "wall wart" device should also be kept clear of curtains and soft furnishings. If it's above a carpet, place a ceramic tile or plate beneath it to catch flaming, dripping plastic - just in case. 

A lot of (mostly minor) fires and some deaths have occurred with devices such as phones, chargers and power supplies so please don't take the risk. See

If your device occasionally shuts down, that could be a sign that it's overheating. If it's in a cool place and placed in accordance with the foregoing suggestions, you ought to replace it before it fails completely.

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