Replaced Note 7 On Fire: Samsung

P/C : Telegraph.co.uk
Samsung's  Note 7 has allegedely fallen on being one of insecure devices to travel with. On the announcement of millions of fault Note 7 recall by the South Korean manufacturer, the incident that took on onboard flight in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday might be somemore disdain to the South Korean tech giant.

On what reported, the most disturbing chapter is that the device was already a safety replacement one and have been marked safe to use. It was during the boarding process when flight attendants noticed owner Brian Green carrying a Note 7 device and asked him to turn it off. When turned off, the device began to emit a ‘grey-green’ smoke. The flight was safely evacuated while still at the gate and Southwest rebooked the passengers on a later flight.

Early of September the US safety regulators announced a formal recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage - along with a global marketing headache for the South Korean tech giant.

"Because this product presents such a serious fire hazard, I am urging all consumers ... to take advantage of this recall right away," said Elliot Kaye, chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Federal authorities in the United States are investigating the actual cause behind the incident. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with the Federal Aviation Administration, Samsung, and the phone’s owner to discover if the phone was actually at fault. Meanwhile, Samsung is advising the replacement unit owners to power down their phones and avail one of the many solutions being offered by Samsung. Note that one of those is a full refund for the handset.

Technology news site The Verge, which earlier reported the incident, quoted Brian Green as saying the phone was a replacement, and it posted a picture taken by him of the packaging. The picture showed an identifying label with a black box, which Samsung has described as the indicator of a replacement phone. A spokeswoman declined to comment on the picture.

Samsung customers in China have reported problems with phones that have the same battery as the global replacement model, but Samsung has said it examined the Chinese phones and found the batteries were not at fault.



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