CPSC uses subpoena to seize Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that burned on a Southwest plane
posted by Alan F. / Oct 11, 2016, 11:44 AM
Today, word leaked out that investigators with the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), armed with a subpoena, seized the charred handset from the Louisville Fire Department on October 6th. That was the day after the incident took place. The handset technically still belonged to its owner, Brian Green, when the investigators took it and hand delivered it to a CPSC lab in Bethesda, Maryland.
The CPSC apologized for the the way it took control of the phone, saying that it usually seeks permission from the owner of a device before taking control of it. In this case, the agency says that it was acting quickly and couldn't get in touch with Mr. Green before proceeding with the seizure of the device.
Samsung has announced that it is shutting down production of the phone and sales of the device have been halted. Those with the recalled or replacement models of the Galaxy Note 7 are requested to turn the phone off and exchange it for a brand new Samsung Galaxy smartphone model (with a reimbursement for any price difference) or a full refund.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
Lol since when phonearena turned into a cnn. All they are doing is attack Samsung
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 11:50 AM 7
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I don't think they are attacking Samsung, just putting out articles that people might be interested and might click on, and for sure anything related to Samsung is the hot topic now, not even apple can beat their publicity, LOL
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 11:55 AM 17
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Dude every tech site on the net is talking about Samsung right now. What you want is this story to fly under the radar and get brushed under the rug. ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! I don't think you understand the magnitude of this. This is waaaay worst than any gate that Apple has had in the past. With that said, those were covered the same.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 1:00 PM 6
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"This is waaaay worse that gate any guess that Apple has had in the past" I guess tech sites doing so much coverage and reports on this case isn't all about the gravity of the issue, but also of the high-profile publicity. I mean, would the reports and articles be this much, if it was about a BLU or Meizu phone? Probably not. Anyways, I'm not against tech sites doing so much report on this case, as it's indeed a serious issue which needs to be addressed ASAP.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 1:18 PM 1
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That little explosion, iPhonearena is calling it will not bring down a plane.lol
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:03 PM 5
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That little explosion burned a hole through the carpet, and perhaps would have went through the metal. Don't downplay the situation.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:11 PM 9
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You must be nuts! Anything generating toxic lithium battery spoke on a plane in flight would cost tens of thousands of dollars to an airplane operator and jeopardize the safety of passengers. What if that sucker went up in flames on a flight from New York to China? Just think about the lawsuits that it would generate. I expect a permanent flight ban on any and all Note 7 phones. That's why Samsung has to recall/discontinue it and possibly the name. This is a serious situation for a device that was selling very good.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:21 PM 2
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You mean like that iphone did on a plane. Yes thank goodness the plane was not in air. But it would not have blown up the plane.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:04 PM 5
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The struggle is real....go lay down Sissy and let Samsung's real PR team do their job.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:12 PM 10
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No, you're wrong, my dear Sissy Pants... You're forgetting something, "PRESSURE". A plane hovering thousands of feet above the sea level at its full pace has an EXTREMELY PRESSURIZED cabin... Tell you a real story, I'm a HUGE fan of Fountain Pens... HUGE FAN...! I love their smoothness and 'fluidness' and the way they glide across the paper is pure symphony to the 'right' beholder... Drifting away in thoughts, old man? Sorry about that... Anyhow, I once borded a plane with my Gold Nib Parker (The Apple and Ferrari of Fountain Pens!) full of ink... After about 30 Minutes, I layed back when a flight attendant woke me up and told that your pen is leaking...! And sure enough, it was...! And I was wondering how come a pen built like a tank could leak...? But thankfully, she put an end to my thought by saying: "Pressurized cabin, sir. You shouldn't take a fountain pen in a plane". Long story short, I'm sure even a little explosion will make a BIG HOLE in the fuselage at thousands of feet above the sea level while gliding at 1,000km/hr. G'Day!
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:32 PM 0
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Why does it take a subpoena to get a phone that could have injured people on a plane? If I was the owner of that phone I would have gave it up right away.
posted on Oct 11, 2016, 12:41 PM 0
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