Is Samsung trying to cover up proof that the replacement Galaxy Note 7 units are not safe?



It is bad enough that another "replacement" Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has exploded. What is worse is that a text message shows that Samsung is trying to cover up the problem. Let's start with the incident, which took place on Tuesday. That is the day before a replacement Note 7 exploded on a Southwest Airlines plane as passengers started boarding for a Louisville to Baltimore flight.

So let's return to Tuesday. It was about 4am when Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky heard a hissing sound in his bedroom. He began to come to his senses and realized that smoke was coming from the replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that he had owned for slightly more than a week.

Later in the day, Klering began to feel ill and started vomiting black. He ended up in the ER where he was diagnosed with acute bronchitis caused by smoke inhalation. Samsung immediately got in touch with the victim and that is when things got strange. Klering would not allow Samsung to take his phone, but allowed the handset to be x-rayed at Sammy's expense.

At this point, Klering thought Samsung was interested in how he was feeling until he received a text from Samsung that was not meant for his eyes. The message from a Samsung representative read, "Just now got this. I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter, or we just let him do what he keeps threatening to do and see if he does it."

This got Klering upset. "It made me think you know they're not taking this serious enough and it's time to move on," he said. Klering added, "They're in kid’s pockets, people's cars, all kinds of things. We saw with the first ones. Samsung needs to do something to get these off the market." The victim is now looking for a lawyer.

Obviously, Samsung was not going to alert its customers to the threat that even the so-called "safe" Galaxy Note 7 represents. There are possibly four such models that have exploded in the last week including one that caught fire while a woman in Taiwan was walking her dog.

The major U.S. carriers are allowing those with the replacement Galaxy Note 7 to exchange the phone for any new model in stock. You might want to take your carrier up on this offer.

source: WKYT via TheVerge

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166 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dark said he's keeping his till the Note 8 come out..........sheep of the day!

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you would do the same thing with the iphone. hypocrite much?

82. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

He is another dumbasses dopey custard. IPhone's have caused death, unlike no Samsung phones have never caused deaths to humans. Lmao, hope

123. phillip.phillip

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

He wouldn't have to because one trip to the Apple Store would get him a brand new one...

153. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think since Apple makes so much money from their iPhones. That money can make people say and do almost anything. They can pay people at iphonearena to show or say anything they want.

150. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Just imagine this explosion thing happened to Apple. All the fan girls will bash Apple left and right. It has happened before. So who is the hypocrite now. We talk for the poor humans who suffer from all this inconvenient s**t. If Samsung doesn't listen or care about people's safety we'll have to pull them down ASAP... Just pull out the Note 7 and do proper Quality management. DO OR DIE

11. Kumar123 unregistered

More like one of the biggest idiots of the year.

15. Kumar123 unregistered

Phonearena it's time you guys put an editorial article asking people to stop using note 7 like many tech blogs. This thing turn from minor incident to major incident, it is no longer a joking matter. You guys should withdraw your recommendation of buying/using note 7 until the whole situation is clean up ( although I doubt if they are able to clean this mess up ). And ban the people who still trying to influence people to stay with note 7 with comment like " I'm staying with my note 7 no matter what", " I'm a loyal samsung fan and no matter what happens I'll keep using note 7" etc.

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

But the fact that people keep using it just shows that it literally is in a league of its own. I mean what else is a note user going to buy, an iPhone plus? Might as well keep the exploding phone.

23. Kumar123 unregistered

"Might as well keep the exploding phone." Oh, wow. Seriously man? that's your thought on this matter. You have some serious issues. At first I joked with my friends who use samsung phone about the incidents but now things are so serious that the joking phrase is over. Stop posting dumb comment on this matter. You are better than this. Your comment is the Dumbest comment of the day.

56. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

You are just another cook sucking hypocrite bashing everything Samsung. Go home and suck on your idevice......

95. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You need a job/hobby if that's how you are reacting on a phone website.

72. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Actually I agree with him.i might as well keep the exploding phone rather than buying into the hype. Otherwise.. . Please guarantee that an iPhone won't explode for sure. Cuz the fact everyone is ignoring that the number of reported exploded iPhones is way higher than the notes

149. Nopers unregistered

LMAO. Where did you find that statistic, there have been way more Note 7 units catching fire than any iPhone in the space of a month than any phone ever.

152. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung brand name just went to s**t from the toilet. Just face it LMAO! Don't cry so much....lol

165. JayQ330

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I just googled exploding iPhones & death by iPhone! s**t!, people fried & electrocuted to death in their sleep, & other crazy stuff... Exploding phones? Ef that, iPhones beyond that, they're making sure you can't live to sue them for their billions in overseas accounts .... Literally.

148. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

You are 100% right. We need to boycott all these blind Sammy fanboys and put this explosions to the bed for the sake of mankind. If the explosions continue to go in this rate, every living being on this planet would die. There are no more than 25 fanboys in this website. Mainstream consumer will reject the BOMB anyway any day...!

151. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhone plus is miles ahead than the explosive nuke No 7 in the quality department alone.. Just don't show off your stupidity plzzzz. My eyes hurt by reading you dumb comment. Dumbest comment of the year LOLLLLLL!!!!!

58. acruzlu unregistered

That's the stupidest thing ever. Keeping my note 7. Should I be bnned?? Lol.

132. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

iSheep logic

91. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They can say all they want, but until people come to their senses nothing is going to change. I'm sure the consumer protection agency will force Samsung"s hand. Samsung has always being a shady, arrogant, and pretentious company.

92. truthwins unregistered

Couldn't have said it better. Totally agree

118. acruzlu unregistered

Same could be said about apple having always been a shady, arrogant, and pretentious company.

166. JayQ330

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I think that sounds more like Apple, arrogance. Come now, this is reality not apple hype

97. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL phonearena can oley give advice to people other then that it is none of their business what phone we use and to ban people because they don't agree with using a note 7 wouldn't be right.

107. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Since another iPhone just exploded, I'll assume you want the same editorial for iPhones, yes?

167. JayQ330

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

How about we email these iPhone 7 explosions down their inbox's throat. I can't stand biased websites...

130. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 930; Member since: May 07, 2014

Wow you looks like an idiot isheep or paid by Apple to get the fans of other brands banned from tech sites. He deserves to get banned because he like Note 7? Get a life.

135. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ridiculous isn't it

134. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Anyone that believes someone should be banned for exercising his right to keep and acknowledge publicly he will keep th Note 7 should not be banned. This is America and the choice is that of the end user. Shame on you for saying that Hitler Jr. I had no problem with the first unit and hope while I keep the replacement a truthful decision about the 2nd device unfolds. Every one can make that decision themselves and then regardless not be banned for exercising the right to make that choice. Don't even start dumb conversations about blind Sam sheep either. I recognize that there is a problem with the first units and possibly the second unit as well...... Leave it alone.

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