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Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire? Causes Plane to Evacuate

Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Written by Kimberlee Cohen

Southwest Airlines reportedly evacuated an Airplane due to a Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding. The alarming factor in this incident is that the phone is not an original model, it is already a replacement, and still caught on fire. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was already known to be fire-prone and the company has issued a wide-scale return of the phone model due to the dangers it imposes on the users, however, this replacement phone started to smoke inside an aircraft on Wednesday according to the family that owns the device in question

The global issue with the original released of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has already done a significant amount of damage to the company’s credibility, and now that a problem has been found with the Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is definitely not good for Samsung at all, especially since they will be putting users in danger once again.

To investigate this issue, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has communicated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and gathered facts about the device in question and the owner as well. The Chairman Elliot Kaye reminded people that they have the option to get a refund for the faulty phones. The FAA already confirmed that it was a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that caused the smoke scare on the Southwest flight, and the packaging of the Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 confirmed that the model in question was indeed a replacement. Luckily, the plane was evacuated and no injuries were sustained during the incident.

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Kimberlee Cohen

A computer savvy IT graduate from Georgia who loves getting into the latest tech trends. He has a critical eye for anything that has to do with the latest gadgets and devices.

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