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6-month old boy is moved out of harm's way just before a Samsung Galaxy S6 explodes

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6-month old boy is moved out of harm's way just before a Samsung Galaxy S6 explodes
A Samsung Galaxy S6 exploded inside a home in England on Christmas Eve, missing a six-month old baby boy who was moments before sleeping in the line of fire. The Galaxy S6 was charging on a bedside table when 39-year old Victoria Leeds heard a bang while walking in the hallway of her home. While it wasn't loud, it was enough for her to run into the bedroom and see what the ruckus was all about. There, she spotted a flame shooting out of her handset. "There was a flame coming from the phone and sparks flying everywhere. They looked like fireworks," she said.

Moments before the phone exploded, Leeds had taken her son out of the cot where he was sleeping, and placed him on the bed. That turned out to be a lucky break since the cot suffered burn marks. Even more frightening, Leeds was five-minutes away from heading into the shower. Had the phone exploded five minutes later than it did, her son might have been seriously injured.

Instead, she grabbed the baby and rushed outside. Her husband unplugged the handset and their son was unscathed by the explosion. As for the handset, Leeds spoke with Samsung and the company promised to send her a replacement. A week has gone by, and she is still waiting.

Meanwhile, the company has issued a statement in which it says that "There are no known issues with the Galaxy S6."

"Samsung stands behind the quality and safety of the millions of Galaxy S6 family phones in the market. Until Samsung is able to obtain and examine any device, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident. Since being made aware of this case, Samsung has been attempting to contact the customer in order to organize collection of this device and investigate the cause of this incident. Samsung has now been able to speak to the customer and is working directly with Ms Seed to confirm next steps. Customer safety remains our highest priority and we work with any customer who has experienced an issue with a Samsung product in order to investigate the matter."-Official statement from Samsung

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ended up recalled and taken off the market after a series of explosions, earlier this month a Samsung Galaxy S6 went up in smoke half-way through a flight on a China Airlines Jet. And a lawsuit was filed a couple of months ago after a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active exploded back in August. Other manufacturers are also having similar problems. Earlier this month, an Apple iPhone 6s exploded and caught on fire after being unplugged from the charger.


source: ManchesterEveningNews 

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posted on 31 Dec 2016, 00:33 14

1. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Just horrible. Samsung should exit the consumer electronics business, it's obvious they don't take customer safety seriously. All their bowing and scraping is meaningless.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 00:40 9

2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3319; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It really is, their last 6 flagship phones have all caught on fire at one point, and undamaged phones at that, that's a huge problem if you ask me.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 00:48 43

3. ibend (Posts: 6456; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right...
just like iPhone

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 00:49 27

4. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2658; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


By your logic almost all big companies should exit their respective markets because a small fraction of their products had issues.
Volkswagen will be screwed LOL.
Seriously you should exit PA's comment section.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 00:53 4

5. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Note 7. Now shut up and go away.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 01:07 12

6. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Such a troll

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 01:07 20

7. iushnt (Posts: 2076; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


If you don't want to talk technology and just show your fanboism and hatred then it's time for you too exit PA

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 01:13 6

9. ctdog4748 (Posts: 796; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)


Not hatred, facts. Note 7, exploding washing machines, the S6 tried to hurt that baby, etc and so on.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 01:14 12

10. Podrick (Posts: 1069; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Its time for you to give up on "Galaxy S7" then.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 01:17 16

11. bolosantosi (Posts: 103; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


Well they aren't going anywhere, don't forgot that an iPhone exploded as well so it's not only Samsung. You won't be getting your precious iPhone 8 without Samsung's help, if you are getting it.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 02:01 16

14. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2658; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yes because Samsung is the only company who had major recalls, right?
Now you shut up blind biased fanboy, this comment section isn't for kids.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 02:02 21

15. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2658; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


He really does own a Galaxy S7, and I own a real live unicorn.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 02:46

18. phldlphn (unregistered)


It's kind of ridiculous that this keeps happening. Wasn't there an article published earlier this month stating that Samsung had identified the problem but weren't ready to announce what it was just yet? I really want to buy an S8 or Note 8 but with all these Samsung handsets exploding, what guarantee does the consumer have that the next phone won't explode or be recalled? And none of the other flagships really seem all that appealing.

Can s**t just stop exploding, please?

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 03:13 5

20. WPX00 (Posts: 450; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Agreed. There are the most incidents with Samsung and Apple because they sell by far the most phones. Success has a price.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 03:52 1

25. Jones831 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2016)


Samsung made good smartphones like the s7 edge but the downside is the battery. The battery always having problem with each generations like overheating, exploding, etc

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 03:52

27. Jones831 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Dec 2016)


Samsung made good smartphones like the s7 edge but the downside is the battery. The battery always having problem with each generations like overheating, exploding, etc

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 04:02 4

29. cnour (Posts: 1243; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Keep dreaming....

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 04:08 27

30. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3872; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Keep sticking your head in the sand ( https://is.gd/WrKUm5 )...

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 04:14 17

31. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Only it's true. Last month an iPhone. Urned down a girl's bedroom COMPLETELY in the UK.... Google it. And that isn't an isolated incident. Also, several people have died from IPhone electrocution but I don't see you idiots asking for Apple products to be removed from the market.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 05:45 11

41. trojan_horse (Posts: 3962; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Presenting facts to a delusional fan is futile... He will just turn a blind eye and keep head in the sand!

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 05:49 2

42. trojan_horse (Posts: 3962; Member since: 06 May 2016)


With each generation? No.
The Galaxy S5 had no battery issue, not even overheating.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 06:11 3

43. Nopers (Posts: 403; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)


Lol, the daily mail. Clickbaitiest tabloid of England. There is no way that was the source of the fire, the charging brick barely has any soot on it and it's probably still functional. If the iPhone was the source based on the destruction in the room the charger would be gone. Not to mention the fact that when most batteries catastrophically fail they just purge hot gas (happened to an electric drill I had, no fire just gas)

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:24 1

47. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


"Earlier this month, an Apple iPhone 6s exploded and caught on fire after being unplugged from the charger"

Then maybe Apple should to.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:26

48. JC557 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


There are some reports going on about the camera lens shattering on its own from the GS6 to the GS7.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2016/12/30/galaxy-s7-has-a-serious-new-camera-problem/?client=ms-opera-mobile&espv=1#43fdf52e12a2

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:28 6

49. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You are one dumb F

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:30 7

50. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


You need to toss iPhone in that list.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:35 1

51. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


True, my s5 never got a little warm. People can talk bad all they want but I had a good one, Ran smooth from day one and battery life was great with it.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:39 2

52. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


I really think the problem with Samsung and Apple is they are getting way to thin with the phones and the water resisting, they can't breathe.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 08:10 4

56. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3872; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


The denial sure is strong with this one. Regardless what you chose to call them for reporting an incident involving your divine apple, they're definitely no less credible than the apple presstitutes that run this site.

Either way, given that the charger merely delivers the source of ignition (electricity) to a flammable object (the battery in the phone), what's hard in imagining the phone sitting a distance from the charger and lighting the bed sheet on fire? As for your claim of "most batteries", if this ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J96ywv7yAM ) is what you consider as "just hot gas", then you're clearly delusional...

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 08:37 5

58. sissy246 (Posts: 3542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


"the S6 tried to hurt that baby"

Yeah that s6 set out to try and hurt that baby. I did know phone could do that, Pick who they are going to try and hurt.

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