Owners of Galaxy Note 7 should take advantage of Samsung’s exchange or refund policy related to the device, which would be the best time now. Reason is completely disturbing and cautious, as had been exploding while charging and even some major parts of the world are banning the device inside their location.
Started with one or two incidents and the Korean company went into a worldwide recall with yet another Note 7 spontaneously exploding into flames whilst on change, and as mentioned earlier, the FAA considering an airline ban of the device. With no real way to actually tell if you have a safe or malfunctioning Galaxy Note 7 unit it’s probably best to err on the side warning and take advantage of Samsung’s attempts at rectification while you can.
The latest headlines speak about the Galaxy Note 7 incident to hit in Horry County, South Carolina, where it’s thought that a plugged in Galaxy Note 7 has exploded in Wesley Hartog’s garage. Just after putting the device on charge, the home owner left the property to pick up his daughters, returning home to find house engulfed in flames and emergency services and firefight already on the scene trying to tackle the blaze.
In this case the culprit is the defective Galaxy Note 7 that has left a family home condemned, as a device exploding in a small area and?
Everybody was here and they were actually at the front door about ready to go inside and make the initial fire attack. Somebody told me that there was a fire in the garage. You know, you just don’t really ever think it will happen to you. They asked me if I had anything plugged in the garage. My cell phone, which was the new Note 7, was plugged in the garage. I also had an air compressor plugged into the same outlet, but the compressor wasn’t on.
Wesley Hartzog’s garage all burnt up after a Galaxy Note 7 exploded while charging.
In another completely different case, owner Nathon Dornacher had his Jeep Grand Cherokee totaled after a Galaxy Note 7, which was connected in the vehicle and on charge, exploded, causing the Jeep to ignite into flames. While both Nathan and his wife went to a sale over the Lobor Day weekend.
Exploding Galaxy Note 7 puts Jeep on fire.
In a similar fashion a recent explosion caused over $1300 worth of damage to a hotel room in Australia – a first being reported in the Land Down Under.
The incident also comes at a time when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a total ban of Galaxy Note 7 devices on US airlines. Almost 2.5 million devices sold to date eligible for a recall by Samsung, and in the mean time FAA is not going to take the risk of having a defective device onboard an airplane. If Samsung had actually invoked the recall via the Consumer Product Safety Commission, then the ban on all US airlines would have been instant, as it didn’t, it seems the FAA is still considering imposing a ban in the name of caution. Make sense?
Here’s how to claim a refund or replacement for your Galaxy Note 7, learn more: Galaxy Note 7 Recall: How To Return It To Verizon, T-Mobile, Samsung, Others.
Update x1: Australia airlines Qantas, Jeststar and Virgin Australia have now banned the devices from flying in their planes.
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