Replacement Galaxy Note 7 unit catches fire at Burger King, explosion caught on video

If you've been reading the news about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the last couple of days, then you already know that it's not safe to own one, even if you've already exchanged it for a new one.

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.

source: News.Joins via SamMobile

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1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Hallyu's Nova 7 finally exploded. Hope you're safe brosephine.

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I doubt it, this video is very suspicious, he's fine everywhere but why must explode on Burger King? Something is fishy - samsung fan on behalf

54. Ztins

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Wow they just keep upgrading everything else on phones but why is no one questioning the battery technology advancement? Instead they make it hard for a casual consumer to switch batteries when it's life cycle ends by not letting us access it. What happen with the battery breakthrough I read couple years back? In the end it's all for the money and most people blindly follow throwing their hard earned money at a half-assed product that you will end up replacing sooner than later.

15. Kumar123 unregistered

Look at how scared people are of Note 7, people are hiding behind the counter, which is obviously the natural thing to do when some faulty low class phone started smoking and about to explode. Since this is happening in a patriot person like him will have hard time digesting the incident. My sympathy to Hallyu.

17. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Lmfao. Wait till he reads this. ... he will be kicking off with you. Where's Trojan and Techie...?

41. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Trojan is right here, playing with the best phone of 2016. Problem?

53. mrochester

Posts: 1036; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

So you finally traded your Note 7 for an iPhone 7 Plus then?

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Come on Samsung fans, you can't say people make this up anymore! Samsung should permanently stop manufacturing Note 7 and move on to S8 or Note 8. This is getting too dangerous.

25. acruzlu unregistered

Until confirmed by Samsung. These are elaborate scams being pulled by people ho are trying to score quick pay days

34. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Agreed, should wait for confirmation before jumping to conclusions.

42. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But haters and ranters are just looking for any opportunity to criticize Samsung, despite having no grounds to stand on, as this alleged explosions of replacement units haven't been officially comfirmed. People who want a refund or exchange are being paranoid and simply do so out of fear, not out of an official confirmation!

46. acruzlu unregistered

Well said trojan. They come out from under their basements or bridges to troll before anything official is confirmed.

26. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This exactly. Yet the sammy soldiers are still living in denial

31. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

It's absolutely pathetic. The worst fanboism I have seen in over 20 years of any product.

39. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Yes the note 7 has problems, but dont forget that the world is full of s******p scammers.

43. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I second that. Scammers have tried to cash in on the first batch of exploding Note7, so it's no suprise they're now attempting the same shenanigan on the new replacement units.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Living in denial of what. We see some people are having issues. Samsung and carriers are offering for anyone who choose to return them can for a full refund and they can buy something else. All this will cost them is time. No one is deying an issue exists, so WTF are you talking about. Denial is not equal to having a Note 7 and you liek it and wish to keep it as long as it doesn't have an issue. Right? Here is the thing. If a recall is done, but you are allowed to keep the phone, the phone is under warranty by the carriers for as long as you are paying for it. So if 6 months from now my Note 7 blows up, I still can have it replaced and what I paid will either be credited or applied to another device. So all I lose is time. So what exactly are we in denial of. Its so easy to use buzz words, so your trolling family comes and gives you green thumbs, but you have no solid bases for your claim. You like so many here are just an idiot looking for attention. I had 3 original note 7's and 3 replacements and none of them have shown any issue. Until it does, I am taking precautions. Like I don't charge it over night when I'm sleep. I don't charge it in the car. I also don't charge it everyday, because one charge lasts me 2 work days with no problem. No one is denying anything. Have you ever own a defective product? YES you have. Did you keep it or return it? My product isnt showing a defect so I will keep it, unless I am told I can't. I don't fly, or go on cruises, so any bans don't effect me. if they did, then I would just use my Note 5 until I arrive and then go back to my 7. Its a simple SIM card switch. You guys make coming here to red so annoying because we constantly have to see how stupid you all are every single day.

51. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Are the replacement Note 7s safe?

3. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I am very sorry for Samsung. They just have to count their losses on the Note 7 this year. Hopefully they do not have too many already manufactured.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Don't understand why Samsung can't resolve their QC issue of Note 7. Its not like they just started making smartphone a few months ago.

16. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Its not about QC issue and its Note 7 battery design faulty. Old or new battery, Note 7 will caught fire or explode matters of time. SDI technician employee leaked that out after Samsung blaimed it was theirs sister company SDI which are at fault.

40. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

They have been infiltrated by the competency, the only way to resolve this is by firing all employees.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Scary stuff.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the f*** is she trying to do? lol... trying really hard to pick it up and then drop it, lol... next time, please just drop it to empty trash bin, and bring that bin outside, use powder extinguisher if required (or just pour some water to please the crowd, lol)

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No this is not a note 7. This is burger king's new griller to cook their meals.

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Aawwee! That worker dropped a perfectly operating Note7!!!

23. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Perfectly operating to let and cook

8. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

BK no longer broils their burgers on-site (they now steam them before serving) (anyone remember the actual flaming conveyor belt from 20+ years ago?). (And on unrelated Note without pun intended, would be nice if they would not yet again discontinue the Big King.) Perhaps they could bring back true flame-broiling like used to by using otherwise unwanted Note 7s. Would be good business for both BK and Samsung.

30. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

On God McDonald's food are disgusting and everything in their foods are fake added junk. Nothing is pure.

10. bomariam1

Posts: 43; Member since: May 08, 2012

It's a shame, I have one from the first day, exchange it with safe one (so I thought). Samsung should solve this matter fast, currently no other smartphone can stand a chance against the note 7, it's so good and packed with features. If they want to stay in the smartphone market they should take it seriously and super fast.

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