Korean regulators to out their own Note 7 investigation results, will mandate explosion reporting for all

Korean regulators to out their own Note 7 investigation results, will mandate explosion reporting for all

Samsung already closed the official investigation into the Note 7 spontaneous combustion incidents, and put out a press conference to explain the cause and apologize. The Korean government, however, is having none of the apologies part, and will be requiring all phone explosion cases to be reported immediately, Samsung included. As per one official from The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy there:


The public Korea Test Laboratory will be reporting the results of its own independent investigation into the Note 7 incidents on Monday, and the trade ministry is expected to announce the new regulations then as well. The rule enforcement will likely come next year, after the government completes all the discussions needed with the relevant stakeholders, like phone makers and tech experts on the exact methods of implementation, so the Note 8 won't be covered by this requirement when it launches later this year.

source: The Investor

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5 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This corrupted company will try to cover it up with every way possible.

2. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"At the time, there were no timeframe requirements in notifying the authorities"

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This seems like a smart move, though you have to wonder, since this also means Apple explosions are forced to be reported, will they? or will it fall under "user error" as Apple seemingly (I hope I'm wrong) loves to label stuff under.

4. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope, Apple will say you are charging it wrong so we don't need to report it because we are apple.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that's if they even acknowledge you exist. "our phones are flawless. anyone who says they have an issue is just ignored until they sue us."

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