Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan while user was walking her dog?

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan while user was walking her dog?
Every day seems to get Samsung closer to another recall for the Galaxy Note 7. This time, it would be the replacement Galaxy Note 7 units that would be sent back to the manufacturer, sporting the supposedly safe battery. Yesterday, a report from Bloomberg suggested that AT&T is almost ready to wash its hands of the whole Galaxy Note 7 affair, and could decide to stop selling the phablet.

The latest negative news story involving the "safe" Galaxy Note 7 comes out of Taiwan where a 26-year old woman was walking her dog in a park. The woman, who carries the surname Lai, noticed that her 10-day old replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 model was sending out smoke signals. Quickly, she pulled the device out of her pants pocket and threw it on the ground, waiting for the smoke to clear.

Ms. Lai had originally purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in August, and exchanged the phone for a replacement model on September 27th. Speaking about the incident, she said that she had heard a bang followed by the sensation of heat on her buttocks. Once she had pulled the handset out of her pocket, smoke filled the air.

Today, Samsung Taiwan released a statement saying that it was trying to reach the customer so that it could do some research on the damaged phone in an attempt to figure out what happened to it. Samsung Taiwan also said that it would have to look at the damaged phone in more depth to determine if it was indeed a replacement unit.

This follows an incident that took place last Wednesday when an alleged replacement Galaxy Note 7 unit exploded inside a Southwest Airlines jet; passengers had started boarding the plane for the flight from Louisville to Baltimore when the handset caught on fire. If an investigation determines that the phone that burned the carpet on the Southwest jet was indeed a replacement model, it could quite possibly lead to a second recall of the phone.

source: FocusTaiwan

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130 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1500; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I think I'm not alone when I say, enough with this story it's getting old. The world needs to move on.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

How can they when more phones keep exploding? Until Samsung gets on top of this or cancels the while Note line, you can't blame the media for reporting om going events.

99. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Without any eyewitness and proof, it can be fraud.

158. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Will it be proof enough when someone loses their limbs or, worse yet, die? We know Samsung is a big company and some people are trying to cash over it. While that may be true, we can't keep saying it can be fraud. It is now a fact that Note 7 explodes and is a risk, whether you like it or not, and that's the bigger picture here.

120. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It can be a scam too

138. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

9. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Consequences have choices.. it opt for an inbuilt battery now timeto pay off it's decision.... I think it should give up on note 7...and focus on successor models.. everything abt note 7 even it's change to be note 6.. was a mess... Sammy mgt might be really punching their head off really hard... damn

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I agree. Has anyone seen the news on exploding Samsung washing machines that came out about a week ago?

14. truthwins unregistered

Not only washing machine and mobile their electronic tooth brush explodes too . Man what a mess samsung product are. Buying samsung is like buying a bad headache

66. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That's not really new. Read about that maybe half a year ago. Not sure why a washing machine would blow? Don't really need a lot of bells and whistles on washers anyways. I was going to replace my aging Note 3 but I'll wait now.

74. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Mechanical and electronic devices like a Washing Machine do operate on power (electricity), so it's prone to catching fire, regardless of the bells and whistles it might have or lack.

130. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

STFU fanboy. If and when Pele hey hurt you talk nonsense here? If your were in real world, people will kill you for your ignorant comments. Be aware. You sound very bad.

134. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Did you actually read your comment before you hit post? Your spelling/grammar sucks donkey b@lls, and you've got the nerve to say he sounds very bad? It's clear that you're an 8 year old trying to play like an adult, so I'll say this as gently as I can: You stfu Apple fanboy, and go back to school. It's clear that you need the education.

24. truthwins unregistered

The reason we are seeing this explosion fiasco because samsung only cares about the quantity over quality. Thanks to note 7 samsung has been now caught with their niche quality control measure.

25. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

It is you who is getting old. These are the new Note 7 devices that are exploding now!!!!!!

87. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

How the hell can you move on with millions of people with this device in their pockets?

88. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Feel free to move on yourself, we come here to stay informed about latest incidents (excluding negative apple incidents, https://goo.gl/9wLFFY ). So long as it keeps happening, they should keep reporting and Samsung should keep investigating these claims. If fake, that'll just build greater trust in Samsung regardless whatever rivals try to do with con artists, if real, Samsyng deserves the negative press it gets.

101. nate358

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

Maybe they should not have put those curved edges on the phone.

127. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Derekjeter, when the Note 7 bombs in your face while ur talking to it, I'll tell you this story is old, ur not alone and you need to move on too !

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. I just keep thinking how this wouldn't be as big of an issue if they still had user replaceable batteries.....

54. lyndon420

Posts: 6796; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Amen to that. Why take the battery out of commission when you can just make the whole phone useless. Integrated batteries should be outlawed.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Don't worry Dark Jedi will remind us how he's going to remain with the Note 7 and how all these stories are lies. iSheep, Death to Apple, Fragmentation. Everyone please go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a phone that doesn't explode, expect for all the times it has exploded. Buy the Note 7.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

To be honest, I'm not at all concerned about the stories. I'll say it yet again... I'm keeping my Note 7, till the Note 8 drops. What in the friggin' hell will it take you to understand that lol. You keep fishing, and I'll keep reminding you. Let me say this though...there's no other phone on the market that I even remotely want. I have an iPhone 6S Plus in my tech drawer as a backup. The only other phone I want isn't out yet...Note 8. Well actually, there is another phone I want, it's called the Gear S3...it's not out yet either. LTE in a watch, I cant wait. It must just burn your ass, that you can't piss me off, or change my mind huh lol? P.S. I wouldn't even consider wasting my upgrade on a 7 Plus.

29. truthwins unregistered

Note 7 is dead already

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO! He edited his post lol. The way he typed it was so damn dumb, he did away with it completely.

132. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

So what??? Why trying to make a huge case out of someone editing his own post?? Look at you first fanboy.. just imagine how you sound like to normal rational people. You sound like a selfless, lonely, ignorant, douche bag. We all know you are with that stupid Samsung cult defending the defective phone here. I wonder why does PA still let these people comment like this. OMG

136. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You sound extremely bumburned right now. And stop projecting what you are onto darkk. You sound like an illiterate 8 year old that dropped out of elementary school. PA needs to have an idiot test set in place to stop people like you from commenting here.

139. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He sounds rational and fair. You wouldn't recognize it.

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