Boom! Samsung's 'safe' Replaced Device Explodes On A U.S. Flight
Samsung is now busy sending mails to users for replacing their phones as another cell phone explodes in a flight of united States. This guys Brian Green got his Note 7 replaced on 21st September at an AT&T store as the box of Note 7 had the black square which suggests that you can have a safe replacement. Green claims that green battery icon is also meant to be an indicator of a safe device.
In earlier news, Note 7 had exploded.
The media had reported that this phone had exploded because of battery. This had happened in flight when flight attendant had asked him to turn it off. He then put it in his pocket and it suddenly had smoke. Green then dropped the phone on the floor of the aircraft and the plane was immediately evacuated.
This is what you should do to avoid it from exploding.
Don't use the device while it’s on charging and remove it from the charger when you feel that the phone has heated. Make sure you use original chargers and don’t leave the device on charging overnight. Also, keep in mind when and where you should charge it, for ex, avoid on bed.
Verge & Reuters had confirmed the case.
The Verge also received the original images which confirmed the presence of the black dot on the packaging and they verified the phone's IMEI with Samsung's eligibility tracker. This was a confirmation that the device was a secure appliance.
It was painful.
This was not the effect of Note 7 but some other device which exploded. It must have been painful for the guy.
This is what Samsung had said
“Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note 7. We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause. Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share."