The number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 incidents in the US rises to 92

The number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 incidents in the US rises to 92
Aside from the new information regarding the availability of the Galaxy Note 7 replacement units in the United States, Samsung and CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) confirmed the number of incidents in the country related to the flagship smartphone.

Apparently, Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the US, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

If you don't remember, we reported less than a week ago that Samsung has received “over 70 reported cases of Note 7 batteries overheating in the US,” but the information hasn't been officially confirmed by the South Korean company.

Well, it looks like the number has just increased to 92 in a matter of a few days, which proves that using the Galaxy Note 7 is a dangerous activity.

Obviously, Samsung and CPSC provide a solution to the issue, which is pretty simple to say the least: stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note 7, if it's been purchased before September 15.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 replacement units will arrive in the US no later than September 21. They will be available at selected stores and carriers for everyone to take advantage of the exchange program Samsung announced earlier this month.

About 1 million Galaxy Note 7 units were recalled in the US, but not all customers who purchased one have devices to replace them with a new one since Samsung also allows them to switch to another Samsung smartphone or simply ask for a refund.

Keep in mind that if you're not sure whether or not your phone has been recalled, you can determine that verifying the IMEI number into the online registration site (www.samsung.com).

source: CPSC

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44 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Unacceptable.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Winter has come for Samsung........./hs

5. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Although I know only Note 7's have the defect, it really makes me wonder if some people will never touch Samsung phones again. Obviously, us tech geeks don't give a damn. But this really may ruin the public's perception of the brand.

24. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I wonder if it's all Note 7 that they're referring too. Either way Sammy will take a really bad hit from these.

34. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

So u think a this moment no Samsung phones are being sold? They will still sell millions of note 7 after the recall

19. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Not quite that bad. Samsung's entire mobile division could go under, and they would still be crazy profitable, with hundreds of various companies and subsidiaries.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Spring begins September 21st.

6. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

it'll go down the hx of Samsung ..but this will awaken the QA of Sammy devices in future... The last best note was 4..and maybe it didn't want shoddy successors.. :-\

10. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Replacements are on the way just go an email

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I got an e-mail too. Replacements are in installments. It's about time - in a week or two, hopefully sooner.

31. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Yeap I'm tired of hearing this story. That's the only reason I want a replacement for and not for the safety reason.

36. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am surprised you are excited to receive another note 7. This note may be safe, even perfect but it has gain a stigma that no sane individual would use it as their daily driver. I would return it and wait for the wind to blow over before using another Samsung handset.

37. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

But you are still using apple chargers even though they also have been recalled in hundreds of thousands?

40. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Does the Apple charger has the same stigma as Note 7 where airlines could stop you from using your Note 7. A stigma that every news outlets is broadcasting it's recall. You want to use Note 7 go ahead and experience it's folly in all its glory.

3. Fona13A unregistered

Toasty! 3D!

4. mudcat626

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Hmmmmm, I see some refurbished notes given as replacements. What as Samsung done with the 1.5 million notes that were sitting in the warehouse? Hmmmmmmmm

7. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Should people start purposely burn their phones to get some mad payouts/rewards later?

8. Unordinary unregistered

Funny how the argument is "iPhones explode!!!" I dont recall more than 4 iPhones exploding a year Or even 2 from a manufacturing flaw. It was just 40 last week. Now the Napalm7 is up to 100. Itll keep climbing and climbing until people become responsible and return their device and work with Samsung's strong effort they are putting into the safety of their NOte 7 customers

22. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Typical S-fanboys. Samsung's are exploding left and right, and their only argument is 'iPhones also explode'.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No excuses. There's an issue, Samsung stepped up and took responsibility. It's being taken care of.

38. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

None are excusing the note 7, it's a catastrophic embarrassment for samsung. But when iphonearena and you sheep find articles of other models burning, then there's nothing wrong in saying that your own precious crap phone also burns like a hell ball of fire.....

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Whelp, they are fixing it, so yeah, though 100 is still very low out of a million units, you'd think the number would be higher with the reactions it is getting, being banned and whatnot, yes, to be clear, it shouldn't happen and recall should be done, but reactions still seem overboard. As in people are reacting like it is a grenade..

11. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It IS a grenade......don't down play the severity of the situation.

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I am not, and it is not, it is serious, turn in your device for the recall and that's it. But a grenade with only a 1:10000 chance of blowing up is not really a grenade..so yeah...go get it traded, do what Samsung recommends, meaning copy out data and power it down, you will be fine.

27. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

A grenade has 100 percent of not exploding if you don't put its pin, unless the Note 7 that blows up if simply breathe on it.

39. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

A note 7 won't explode if you don't turn it on. Pathetic sheep example...

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

calling this phone grenade is just like calling nerf gun a bazooka... and you can play safe if you have proper brain...

35. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Right....... how can you stop note 7 from exploding again? That wasn't written on the manual clearly.

12. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

What's really pathetic is that so far not one top level Samsung executive is truly sorry for the Note 7 disaster, and the pain inflicted upon the company.

13. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Fact is, we just knew it's been a recall due to fire. Why do people think the problem was any different from the first day of the recall? That's why there is a recall. Just got my email of the cspc approval and the new notes are on the way.

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