Samsung Galaxy Note 7 allegedly explodes inside a Jeep in Florida
For those who are holding on to their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because they don't want a different phone, or because they think that their unit won't explode, or because they are waiting to exchange it for the new Galaxy Note models, let this be a warning to you. St. Petersburg, Florida resident Nathan Dornacher and his family were unloading his Jeep of some purchases made at a yard sale. He left his Galaxy Note 7 inside the car to charge up and when Dornacher returned to his car, it was in flames.
Luckily, firefighters were able to take control before the fire spread. On Facebook, Dornacher did say that he while he wasn't positive that the Note 7 was the cause of the fire, "all signs are pointing that way." He also posted on Facebook that "Samsung has blown me off after over a hour on the phone this morning. Never called back as promised. Guess it is time to get a lawyer. You had your chance." Samsung told local media in Florida that it is aware of the incident and is "working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him."
Are you willing to risk your life for a phone? Remember, Dornacher's family including his wife and 8-year old daughter were in the car just minutes before. There is a reason why Samsung has recalled the device. If you still have your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in your pocket, we strongly suggest that you return it now before something terrible happens to you or your family. If you have any questions in your mind about what you should do with your Galaxy Note 7, click on the video at the top of this story.
source: FOX13 via Gizmodo
This story is part of:The explosive Galaxy Note 7 saga (140 updates)
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