Samsung receives a Hazardous Material permit in order to send defective Galaxy Note 7 units home
posted by Alan F. / Oct 05, 2016, 8:39 PM
Samsung cannot fly the devices from companies like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile back to its facilities. FAA rules prevent air cargo shipments of recalled or defective lithium battery-powered devices. And yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is included in that group. To move the 137,000 phablets, the manufacturer will most likely employ a "quantity-limited, thermally insulated outer package designed to contain fire or smoke."
In the U.S. and in some other countries, Samsung has started exchanging Galaxy Note 7 models with the defective battery for new units carrying a safer cell. You can tell the difference by looking at the battery charging icon. In the potentially lethal version of the phablet, this icon is white. In the "safe" units, the battery charging icon is green. This gives people who need to know which model is which (such as a flight attendant) the ability to quickly determine if the Galaxy Note 7 in someone's hands is a threat or not.
But this story appears to be far from over. Today, we told you the details about a "safe" Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that reportedly exploded inside a Southwest flight to Baltimore this morning, as passengers boarded the aircraft. This is not the first time that one of the "safe" Galaxy Note 7 phablets has allegedly exploded.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
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I don't know that's so damn funny, but it is. Hazardous material permit lol...wowwww. Samsung... Get this handled once and for all man. I'm rolling with y'all, cause the Note line is tops, to and for me, but this bad press is gonna make it harder and harder to gain consumer trust. I'll be at AT&T on launch day for the Note 8. My body is ready, but not for an explosion ;)
posted on Oct 05, 2016, 9:18 PM 5
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OMG they catch fire, they don't explode like a grenade .
posted on Oct 05, 2016, 9:36 PM 0
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You call it tomato, We call it tomaaatoo... Catching fire and exploding would be the same.. A grenade explodes instantly.. And Samsung Note 7 burns, catches fire.. If it is near a volatile substance, say it catches fire near a gas station.. Imagine what would happen.. More disastrous than a grenade.. lol
posted on Oct 05, 2016, 10:54 PM 0
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Are you fkn st*upid? You can't compare the potential energy of battery chemicals being released all at once (explosion) with huge pressures in a split second VS a battery smoking and gradually burning up and catching fire. Big diferrence. Im not justying samsung. They deserve what they got. Anyhow, this is why you stay in school ppl.
posted on Oct 05, 2016, 11:46 PM 2
That's what happens when you violate USB type C standard with your proprietary charging even when it doesn't support it. Even the safe note 7 are not safe. In fact, any li ion battery is not safe if you bombard it with voltage like Samsung is doing here. Idiots deserved it.
posted on Oct 05, 2016, 10:34 PM 4
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No matter how much poditive you try to look through Samsung they have well and truly botched this one. There is no hope in this. Better to resign this product completely and continue with the Advertising of S7 and S7 edge. They got something very wrong and I believe they will come back stronger but only if they were to innovate and not just try to fleece their customers by offering meagre upgrades every year just like another company they have chosen to idolize.
posted on Oct 05, 2016, 11:29 PM 0
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Just picturing a giant cargo ship, with a hazardous materials load, reaching port... longshoreman start to unload, thinking it's gonna be some nasty chemicals or something.... and it's phones. lolz. So to recap...this week alone has seen the Note 7 banned from a cruise line and slapped with a Hazardous Material badge for it's ride home. All in all a pretty tame week for the N7. Looking forward to next week. And looking forward to the S8 & N8.
posted on Oct 06, 2016, 12:49 AM 0
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