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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan

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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan

 

A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has reportedly exploded in Taipei, Taiwan, while a 26-year-old woman was walking here dog in a local park. 

The local Newspaper Apple Daily, has reported that the runner had heard a bang and then realised that smoke was spewing from the device when it was in her pocket. The woman reportedly then threw the device onto the ground until the smoke cleared and then took the phone to her workplace. 

The Note 7 owner has originally purchased a Note 7 in August, replacing the device with a post-recall model just 10 days before it exploded in her pocket. This is the second time this week that a replacement Samsung Note 7 has exploded, with a device recently catching fire on a US passenger aircraft.    

 

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in Taiwan

 

In a statement that was issued yesterday, Samsung Taiwan has stated that they are trying to contact this consumer so that they can recall the product and investigate the cause of the incident. 

Now it seems that the Galaxy Note 7 will never shift its reputation as an "exploding phone", with the Taiwan Consumers Foundation already urging Samsung to suspend all sales of the New Galaxy Note 7.  

 

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09-10-2016, 22:31:26

Kushiro
Would be nice to know why this is happening. Really hoping this will make it drop in demand/price.Quote

10-10-2016, 00:51:27

NeverBackDown
Well, bad battery grade cells, no overvoltage/overcurrent protection, etc, etc and at high load causes it to go boomQuote

10-10-2016, 01:14:13

Kushiro
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well, bad battery grade cells, no overvoltage/overcurrent protection, etc, etc and at high load causes it to go boom
Thats the thing, why would these have been ommited in the first place. This is hardly a budget unit.Quote

10-10-2016, 02:46:06

Kleptobot
Could be along the lines of Samsung bought a bad batch of batteries and hasn't pointed any fingers yet because they want to be sure. In which case there is gonna be one giant lawsuitQuote

10-10-2016, 06:05:20

Kushiro
If that was the case, then the replacements shouldnt have this issue. They would have isolated it or replaced it entirely by now.

Unless of course the replacement was mistakenly obtained from an affected batch.Quote
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