Install App Install App

Safe replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 burns on plane

A replaced Samsung Galaxy Note 7, marked safe on the box, caught fire onboard a Southwest flight in the US

By Arnab Mukherjee | Published 06 Oct 2016 11:00 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • A replaced Samsung Galaxy Note 7, marked safe on the box, caught fire onboard a Southwest flight in the US

Safe replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 burns on plane
Safe replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 burns on plane

Just when Samsung had finally relaunched the Note 7 over the weekend, while highlighting their extensive replacement drives for the older, fire-prone devices, a reportedly safe replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reportedly emitted smoke onboard a flight in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday.

If the replacement units are also prone to blasts and fires, this could mean a new devastating chapter for Samsung that could definitely damage its global reputation for good. This situation is already reported to have affected purchases of new devices globally. 

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.

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.

This isn’t the first time the replacement unit is reported to have problems globally, with users in China already reported battery issues. We could be looking at another global recall that would cost Samsung dearly. Samsung has issued a statement saying, “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.” Meanwhile, the owner has replaced his phone with an iPhone 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Expected Price:
Release Date: 06 Dec 2016
Variant: 64GB
Market Status: Discontinued

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    5.7" (1440 x 2560)
  • Camera Camera
    12 | 5 MP
  • Memory Memory
    64 GB/4 GB
  • Battery Battery
    3500 mAh
Arnab Mukherjee
Arnab Mukherjee

Email Email Arnab Mukherjee

Follow Us Facebook Logo Facebook Logo

Tags:
Samsung Galaxy-note-7 replacement Note-7 fire explosion samsung-recall catches-fire
Install App Install App
Advertisements

Trending Articles

Advertisements

LATEST ARTICLES View All

Advertisements

Hot Deals View All

OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Charcoal Ink, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
OnePlus Nord CE 5G (Charcoal Ink, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
₹ 22999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition (Arctic Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | FHD+ sAMOLED | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement for Prime (SM-M215GLBDINS)
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition (Arctic Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | FHD+ sAMOLED | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement for Prime (SM-M215GLBDINS)
₹ 12999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Blue Haze, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Blue Haze, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
₹ 29999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
Redmi 9 Power (Mighty Black 4GB RAM 64GB Storage) - 6000mAh Battery |FHD+ Screen | 48MP Quad Camera | Alexa Hands-Free Capable
Redmi 9 Power (Mighty Black 4GB RAM 64GB Storage) - 6000mAh Battery |FHD+ Screen | 48MP Quad Camera | Alexa Hands-Free Capable
₹ 11499 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
Redmi 9A (Nature Green, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) | 2GHz Octa-core Helio G25 Processor | 5000 mAh Battery
Redmi 9A (Nature Green, 2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) | 2GHz Octa-core Helio G25 Processor | 5000 mAh Battery
₹ 7299 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
DMCA.com Protection Status