Alleged Galaxy Note 7 explodes, sets car on fire on the highway
This is Sharon Cain, a nurse that stopped near the place of the accident to make sure there was no help needed from her. She was told that the unfortunate driver, 55-year old Clifford Samuels, was charging his phone – a Galaxy Note 7 – when he heard a loud pop and the handset blew up.
With videos such as this one, it's easy to see why airline companies and authorities such as New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been banning the use or charging of the Galaxy Note 7 while on-board a plane or other transportation vehicle. If you bought a Galaxy Note 7 at launch, you are advised to take it back to where you got it from and wait for a replacement unit, or get a refund as part of Samsung's global recall initiative.
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
9 November Canadian couple abroad had to destroy their Note 7 phones to get home, files class action lawsuit against Samsung
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-party
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trust
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environment
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco