Things just keep getting worse and worse for Samsung.
After weeks of investigating cases of Galaxy Note7 phones catching on fire, destroying people’s cars, and even injuring people, Samsung and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an official recall for 1 million of the phones sold in the U.S.
As per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), affected Note7 phones with defective batteries must be turned off and can’t be used during flights. Many public transportation agencies like New York City’s MTA have also urged riders not to use the Note7. Read more…
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On Friday morning, another Samsung-related phone incident took place onboard an aircraft carrier, but much to everyone’s surprise, it wasn’t a Galaxy Note7.
A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — released back in 2012 — caught fire mid-air on an IndiGo plane en route to Chennai from Singapore. Passengers noticed smoke in the cabin and notified crew members, who discovered it was coming from a Samsung Note 2 in the overhead bins and extinguished the fire.
Following the incident, the aviation authority in India issued a statement directed to all Samsung Note users: turn off your phones or leave them at home. Read more…
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