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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: 797; 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: 3359; 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: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

yeah right...
just like iPhone

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 04:02 4

29. cnour (Posts: 1396; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)

Keep dreaming....

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 04:08 27

30. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 05:45 11

41. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; 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, 06:11 3

43. Nopers (Posts: 457; 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, 08:10 4

56. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; 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, 09:52

67. Nopers (Posts: 457; Member since: 01 Jun 2015)

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.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 10:07 5

68. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 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?

posted on 01 Jan 2017, 11:20

109. iCloud (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 May 2014)

I think the worse one I heard was this:

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, 16:20 1

102. gettinold (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Dec 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?

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 15:11

101. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3359; Member since: 03 Oct 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.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 21:08

104. piyath (Posts: 995; Member since: 23 Mar 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.

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, 10:24 3

72. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 22:24

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?

posted on 01 Jan 2017, 12:08

110. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3359; Member since: 03 Oct 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.

posted on 01 Jan 2017, 09:31

108. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1051; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)

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%

posted on 02 Jan 2017, 23:03

112. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

6 flagship? Which ones were those?

The Noten7 isn't a flagship so.what exactly are you counting?

posted on 02 Jan 2017, 23:41

113. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3359; Member since: 03 Oct 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.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 00:49 27

4. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2927; 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: 797; Member since: 05 Mar 2016)

Note 7. Now shut up and go away.

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 01:07 20

7. iushnt (Posts: 2185; 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: 797; 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: 1128; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)

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

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 02:02 21

15. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2927; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

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

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 11:56 11

92. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 31 Dec 2016, 07:30 7

50. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

You need to toss iPhone in that list.

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