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

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."

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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1. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right... just like iPhone

29. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Keep dreaming....

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

41. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

43. Nopers unregistered

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)

56. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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...

67. Nopers unregistered

Lol. Okay then not even the Note 7 battery was that catastrophic, you're showing a worst case scenario furthermore there is a difference between being sceptical and being in denial, sure maybe the phone was the source of the fire but it is also possible that an existing fire burned up the phone. I don't know what happened but I'd rather be sceptical of a source than take it for the absolute truth as you do.

68. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Amazing. You did a full forensic evaluation and solved the case from one picture. You're like Sherlock Holmes. Have the authorities hired you yet?

109. iCloud

Posts: 128; Member since: May 15, 2014

31. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 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.

102. gettinold

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 31, 2016

The first story appearong on Goigle us from the Daily Mirror. The chinese girl was using a non-genuine charger. I can't see a phone electrocuting anyone -it's got to be the chargers. Ebay is littered with cheap chinese chargers - why risk using a £2 charger with a £600 phone?! I wonder how many of these exploding phones are actually down to people nit using the supplied charger?

101. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

True but not the last 6 flagships in a row and not as frequent either, they still have a problem to though and like Samsung Apple needs to fix it because they are the only to OEMs who seem to have a problem with their phones catching fire.

104. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhones never got banned for mass explosion sprees just like Samsung phones. So NO. Not "just like iPhone". Samsung is one of a kind. Full of copying and full of gimmicks. Samsung has been fined even for copying Apple features and some of the legal cases are still ongoing. Samsung still try to copy every single bit of Apple but KARMA doesn't want them to be successful. LOLZZZZ... Meanwhile trolls are trolling just like every day on Phonearena.

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?

72. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Any phone with a lithium chemistry battery can burn. That means that all smartphones can burn. There are many instances every year of different makes and models flaming out. The only model this year that had an actual, widespread issue was the Note 7, which has been recalled.

105. phldlphn unregistered

I realize this, but every time a Samsung model goes up in flames is another X amount of customers and dollars that Samsung is losing because they aren't properly addressing the issue. Like I said, there was an article stating that Samsung had isolated the issue, but haven't released it. I am willing to bet I'm not the only one who wants to know what exactly is causing the issue. Is it strictly a battery issue, or is it a combination of things causing the problem and will this be a problem in future models?

110. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Samsung has no choice but to make their next flagship phones damn near perfect or they will lose all credibility with a lot of customers. Samsung did calm to have found the problem so if they did the S8 better not have a single fire incident. I will guess that the S8 will be one of the safest phones samsung has ever made because their reputation can't afford it not to be.

108. mikehunta727 unregistered

I'm not really that surprised this happened. When I had the S6, the phone always got quite hot while on Quick Chage, all S6's do this and S7 to a lesser extent. But the S6 esepcially can get quite hot by the power button(where the SoC is by) to the touch under heavy load and esepcially when under quick charge on a low battery%

112. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

6 flagship? Which ones were those? The Noten7 isn't a flagship so.what exactly are you counting?

113. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Note 7 is a flagship. Well it was Samsung's flagship phablet of 2016, and both the S7 and S7E Samsung's standard sized flagship phones have had some of the same problems be it less server, the same can also be said about their 2015 predecessors. The only flagship level Sammy phone I haven't read about just randomly exploding or catching fire is the S6 edge plus but I amuse there is a story out there somewhere and if not well at least Samsung has 1 out of 7 flagship devices that haven't had any problems so far. Lol, how can you say the Galaxy Note series aren't flagship phones.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

5. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Note 7. Now shut up and go away.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 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

9. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

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

10. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

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

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

92. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

His lying ass doesn't own one, nor does he own a gear s3. The only thing he owns, is butt burn ointment.

50. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You need to toss iPhone in that list.

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