Reportedly A ‘Safe’ Galaxy Note 7 Has Exploded, Destroyed MacBook Pro In The Process


After being notified by Samsung regarding to its flagship smartphone; the Galaxy Note 7 due to reported safety issues, stopped selling it. After issuing a worldwide recall to replace defective Galaxy Note 7 devices, it seemed as if the company was finally moving on and starting to regenerate its reproduction. But what happens here in China, is has continued to explode also not only causing damage to property, but burn injuries to the owner, a 25-year old Hul Renjie, a resident of China.

Announced in the past of a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung also halted the sales after concerns of faulty components causing battery explosions. This is a big deal now to Samsung, as it is taking all the necessary steps to make sure all of the bad units are replaced. From China, Renjie purchased a new Galaxy Note 7 device which is deemed to be safe from an online retailer over the weekend. Although Samsung’s worldwide recall has been in place for a while now, which affects devices already purchased as well as stock held by retailers, and Renjie assumed that the bought hardware would be safe with little zero chance of spontaneously exploding or catching fire. But it went completely wrong, with the Note 7 catching fire on Monday morning, causing damage to his MacBook Pro either and burning two of his fingers in the charging process.

According to the Renjie (China resident), Samsung however quickly reacted to the incident with a visit, but there wasn’t any great deal of trust between the two parties:

The incident caused minor injuries to two of his fingers and burned his Apple Inc. MacBook. A Samsung representative visited him soon afterward and asked to take away the phone, he said, but he declined the offer because he doesn’t trust the company to reveal the reason for the fire, and plans to publicize the issue.


Given the fact without knowing the exact history of the Galaxy Note 7 is very difficult to condemn Samsung as a business for allowing yet more defective units into the public hands. Question here is that if this is indeed a ‘safe’ set, delivered to the retailer after the recall, and likely non-defective and fit for purpose, then Samsung really having to face a big issue, not only to rebuild its faltering reproduction, but to also work hardly to get rid of knowing exactly on what’s going on with the device. If this is an original unit that has stayed in the shelves without being sent back to Samsung, then it would appear to be the error or retailers fault rather than Samsung itself.

Let us see and witness more on this one, and it doesn’t stand the Korean company in good light either, but if you are a Galaxy Note 7 owner, holding it with an original or replacement device, then be careful with it.

(Source: CNN Money)

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