Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Catches on Fire
Just weeks after Samsung recalled all Galaxy Note 7 devices after reports of the battery exploding, several replacement devices have allegedly caught fire as well.
Early last week reports from a passenger surfaced after he claimed his replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest Airline passenger plane after powering down the device. The passenger has provided proof that the phone was purchased after Samsung began selling replacement devices. This is just the latest round of problems with the Note 7 for Samsung.
On Friday, a replacement Galaxy Note 7 melted in a teenage girl’s hand in Farmington, MN according to a report by KSTP in Minneapolis.
Another report by WKYT in Virginia claims that a resident in Nicholasville, KY woke up early in the morning to find his replacement Galaxy S7 Note on fire and smoke from the phone was filling the bedroom.
Several other reports have also come in from different locations across the United States, and internationally as well, where a report from South Korea came in about a replacement Note 7 also catching on fire.
As of writing this (Tuesday October 11, 2016) Samsung has temporarily halted all production of the Note 7 and most mobile carriers in the United States are halting all sales for the phone as well.
If you own an old or replacement model Galaxy Note 7, it would be wise to go ahead and stop using the device immediately and get a new device. ALL mobile carriers in the United States are now offering a free trade-in program for any Note 7 device. Samsung claims to be doing anything and everything possible to fix the issue, but a text message was allegedly received by a customer from a Samsung representative that might suggest otherwise. We will keep this article up to date as more information is released.