Recall: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Getting a new phone is exciting! But getting a new phone that could potentially explode? Not so great.

Exploding Phones!

The Galaxy Note 7, manufactured by Samsung, was released only a few weeks ago to high praise. For Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 was a potential opportunity to compete with rival tech giant Apple. Apple is also rumored to be releasing a new phone in the upcoming weeks.

As of September 1st, however, there are  35 reports of Galaxy Note 7 catching on fire. Many of these complaints come from China and the United States. The issue seems to lie with the phone’s battery, with the batteries apparently exploding when the phone is charged.

No Official Recall

Samsung has stated that it will replaced all damaged phones in the upcoming weeks, and is working to fix the issue with the batteries. Until then, they have halted sales of the new phone. They have yet to officially issue a warning about using their product. Judging from videos of exploding phones on the internet, it’s a safe bet to stay away from your Galaxy Note 7 until this issue is resolved. Some carriers, like Verizon and AT&T, are allowing customers to exchange their phones for a similar model, without the usual returns charges.

If you’re a Galaxy Note 7 user, be aware of the potential danger. Use your phone with caution, if at all. As of right now, no one has been injured, but no one wants an exploding phone, either! This recall is a reminder that sometimes, products can  dangerous— even products we tend to take for granted, like our cell phones.


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