Connect with us

Phone News

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could face Second Recall following the recent incidents



Yesterday we reported about yet another explosion of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the United States. It is reported that the smartphone which caught on fire was apparently a replacement unit. Yes, so this essentially means that even the replaced units are facing the same issue as that of the defective units did. This is seriously a major issue for the company and we expect them to do something about this.

While we wait for some more details on this from the company, it is now expected by many analysts that a second global recall of the smartphone could be possible. Yes, you heard that just right. After the recent incident with the device, country’s consumer safety watchdog (CPSC) stepped into the scene. And according to the executive director of CPSC, if the phone which caught on fire and started smoking in his pocket was a replacement unit, then another recall could be very much possible.

It was also reported that they might come up with a decision on this as early as next week. And we totally agree to the fact that something should be done about this if the device which was involved was a replaced unit after all. However, at this point in time, we don’t have an official statement from the company and we are hoping that we would be getting a final statement anytime soon. So meanwhile if you are planning to buy the smartphone, then you might want to hold on to that thought just yet, since things are not really looking great for the company. Stay tuned for info on this as we will update once we have more details.

Earlier – After all this time when everyone thought that the whole battery explosion fiasco about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was over, it has now being reported that yet another Galaxy Note 7 caught fire. And this time in an airplane. Well, luckily the plane was still at the gate so immediate evacuation was possible and none of the passengers was harmed. And the worst part is, the Galaxy Note 7 which caught on fire was a replaced unit. Yes, the unit which the company stated that it will be safe from any explosions.

As you can see from the images below, the Note 7 which caught on fire has the same exact mark just like the other exploded devices had. As mentioned before the Southwest flight to Baltimore was still on the gate and no one was injured. The handset owner quickly threw the device away and hence he was also unharmed. He initially claimed that the phone which caught on fire was the replaced one, which he picked up from AT&T store on September 21st.


Later the same was confirmed when he showed the box in which the replaced unit came in. The box clearly indicates that the device is indeed a replaced one since it has the Black box at the back of it. This is one of the indications which the company asked to check before picking up which says that the device is a replaced one and it will not cause any issues. But it clearly didn’t work out for the man here, who decided to stick with the note 7 smartphones instead of going for a refund or any other device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Timeline from Launch to Explosions to the $1 Billion Recall

But again, there are reports claiming that the same can’t be confirmed yet, as the box could be of some other handset as well. So as of now we suggest you not to panic and stay calm until and unless the company confirms it and we get an official statement on the same. But just to clear the air, the owner of the smartphone claimed that he switched off the device as per the instruction from the cabin crew aboard the plane. And when it was resting in his pocket, the device started emitting smoke indicating that something wasn’t right after all.

It is reported that the device burnt the carpet on the airplane and also damaged the floor of the plane. He says the battery was 80 percent when he tuned it off and always uses a wireless charger to top the battery off. And do make a note that Samsung is yet to comment on this and we are still waiting for an official statement from them on this issue. So stay tuned for details on this as we will update once we have more info.

Continue Reading

Recommended Video

Connect on Facebook

Top 5

Top 53 months ago

Top Features of the Vivo V7 Plus Smartphone

Vivo has finally unveiled the all-new selfie-centric smartphone dubbed Vivo V7 Plus in India. Though it is the successor to V5...

Top 55 months ago

Top 5 Best Performing Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 You Can Buy in August 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for smartphones. We have seen some really great smartphones launching this year so far...

Top 57 months ago

Top 5 Features of the Panasonic Eluga Ray Smartphone

Panasonic launched the new Eluga Ray smartphone here in India a couple of weeks back. This is yet another offering...

Top 51 year ago

Top 3 Smartphones from UMi you should take a look at

UMi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company that has launched a couple of smartphones previously. The smartphone manufactured by the...

Top 51 year ago

Fix Top 5 Pokemon Go Problems like Server Issues, GPS error, Battery Drain

Pokémon Go by Niantic began rolling out to players across the globe, and like all any other new game release,...

Top 51 year ago

Top 5 Features of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro & On7 Pro Smartphones

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, has been doing pretty good job with the budget smartphone lineup. They have introduced...

iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery
Top 51 year ago

5 Tips to Make your Smartphone Battery Last till the End of the Day

Smartphones are the most useful piece of gadget that we own, which helps us get our jobs done easily. We...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features
Top 52 years ago

5 Most Important Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung fans must be in awe this year, as they’ve got to see two new flagship devices within the span...

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has launched the much-anticipated smartphone ‘Galaxy Note 5‘ with not much improvements over specifications, but you can find the...

Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 – Most Important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the biggest announcement by Samsung Mobiles in New York. The features of the device are pretty...