Replacement Galaxy Note 7 unit catches fire at Burger King, explosion caught on video
There have been several reports of supposedly safe Galaxy Note 7 units that caught fire, so if you haven't yet replaced yours with a different device, you should definitely take that into consideration.
Since the beginning of this week, several Galaxy Note 7 replacements exploded in different parts of the world. We've already reported about one such case that happened in the United States and forced the evacuation of an entire plane after a Galaxy Note 7 phone almost exploded.
Now we have another proof that owning a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, old or new, is a very dangerous trait. A Galaxy Note 7 burning at Burger King in South Korea was caught on video by someone eating at the fast food. This is the second replacement Galaxy Note 7 unit that exploded in South Korea after another one was reportedly burning at Hanwha Eagles Park baseball stadium.
Imagine what could have happened if the smartphone would have caught fire while inside a purse or in a pocket. It would have probably caused major injuries to the owner and definitely ruin any clothing or accessories it would get in touch with.
Samsung has temporarily stopped Galaxy Note 7 production and many carriers in the United States have decided not to offer new replacement units to those who come to exchange the older ones. It's now recommended to switch to other smartphones or simply ask for a refund if you own a Galaxy Note 7 units, regardless whether it's a replacement or not.
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 SamsungAlright, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco is almost over. Samsung has recalled all of the units and issued a software update that limits active phones batteries to a 60% charge to incite people that haven't returned theirs yet to do so. On top of that, the company is posting apology after apology — a string, which culminated in a full-page remorseful letter to its customers, posted in some magazines yesterday.
8 November Samsung Canada will exchange Galaxy Note 7s, bought from a third-partyEver since the official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 was put into motion, there has been a particular group of buyers that wondered what will happen with their devices now. That is the portion of the users that bought the phablet off eBay, Swappa or similar unauthorized sites and resellers...
3 November Samsung promises to work hard towards regaining consumer trustThe Galaxy Note 7 saga is almost behind us (or at least we hope it is), but the aftermath of it is still very serious for Samsung. Not only did the tech giant lose enough money to make any CEO cringe, but it also felt serious repercussions on its brand image...
3 November Samsung promises to get rid of its Galaxy Note 7 stockpiles with minimal damage to the environmentSamsung says that it's reviewing ways of limiting the environmental impact caused by the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation...
1 November Chinese customers outraged after Samsung execs kneeled to apologize for the Galaxy Note 7 fiascoIn return, Samsung held an event in a Chinese city where many of the local distributors were invited. Furthermore, in order to thank these retailers for their continuing support of the brand, all Samsung execs present at the event, as well as all other members of the staff kneeled on the stage in front of the audience...
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