More than 70 cases of Galaxy Note 7 batteries overheating have been reported in the US
The latest report reveals some interesting data straight from the horse's mouth, including that Samsung has received “over 70 reported cases [of Note 7 batteries overheating] in the United States,” while Health Canada and Samsung Canada have received one such report. It is not clear how many of said reports were about Note 7 devices actually catching fire.
The document goes on to state that the “Samsung Note 7 smartphone battery has the potential to overheat and burn, posing a potential fire hazard,” mentioning that 21,593 of the recalled phablets were sold in Canada between Aug. 19 and Sept. 1, 2016.
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sources: Samsung, Health Canada via AP
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