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[The Verge] Replacement Samsung Note7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane

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 Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. All passengers and crew exited the plane via the main cabin door and no injuries were reported, a Southwest Airlines spokesperson told The Verge.

More worryingly, the phone in question was a replacement Galaxy Note 7, one that was deemed to be safe by Samsung. The Verge spoke to Brian Green, owner of the Note 7, on the phone earlier today and he confirmed that he had picked up the new phone at an AT&T store on September 21st. A photograph of the box shows the black square symbol that indicates a replacement Note 7 and Green said it had a green battery icon.


http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/5/13175000/samsung-galaxy-note-7-fire-replacement-plane-battery-southwest

Now what samsung?




CPSC UPDATE:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/5/13179804/samsung-galaxy-note-7-fire-replacement-plane-investigation-regulators
Edited by ghostrider85 - 10/5/16 at 5:05pm
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Now what samsung?

Samsung will keep on going; business as usual. What's going to suck is (if) airlines start to ban that particular phone. Imagine being told you can either hand over your phone to the airline to securely destroy, or will have to leave the flight entirely.

It's a stretch, but the FAA has already warned passengers to not use the phone. So what's to say it won't be banned entirely?
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Samsung will keep on going; business as usual. What's going to suck is (if) airlines start to ban that particular phone. Imagine being told you can either hand over your phone to the airline to securely destroy, or will have to leave the flight entirely.

It's a stretch, but the FAA has already warned passengers to not use the phone. So what's to say it won't be banned entirely?

If breach of cells is the real problem, it doesn't really matter if you are using it or not, if it's powered on or not.
post #4 of 54
I was set on a Note 7 until they started blowing up and I went with the S7 Edge because I was worried they wouldn't fix the issue after the recall.
Unfortunately for the N7 owners and Samsung my gut feeling was right all along. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Edited by Pendulum - 10/5/16 at 4:04pm
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Im still waiting on my FIRST replacement device! Not sure I can deal with another recall!
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Who's making these batteries?
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This is bad for Samsung. They need to get this mess under control... another recall will seriously hurt them.
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probably samsung.

Samsung is a big supplier of Li-Ion batteries.
     
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post #9 of 54
Confidence in their future phones will plummet. They need to find the problem and fix it fast.
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I was hopping for a SD card expansion after the S6 fiasco, but now...They try hard to make me get a Pixel me guesses..
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