Alfie Mitchell whose tablet computer blew up in his hands. See Ross Parry story RPYTABLET; Little Alfie Mitchell has been turned off computer games after his tablet blew up in his hands. The seven-year-old was badly shaken up when the electronic device exploded as he played on his favourite app, Talking Tom. Now mum Shara has urged other parents to make sure their children are safe using electronic toys. It was awful, its lucky he wasnt badly injured or burned, she said at home in Heathfield Drive, Brookfield, Preston.