Recently, a Florida man became victim to a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion. According to Fox 13, after returning from a yard sale on Labor Day, Nathan Dornacher left his phone charging in is his car while unloading a desk for his daughter.
His wife Lydia, sent their 8-year-old daughter and family service dog out to the car, but Dornacher looked out the window and saw a fiery sight; his Jeep was ablaze.
The phone he left in his car had exploded and set his car on fire.
Luckily, firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire before anyone was hurt.
On Facebook, Dornacher referred to the incident as “Not the barbecue I wanted on my day off.”
Dornacher was not aware of the recall prior to this incident, and has taken to Facebook to document his experience with Samsung. He tried contacting the company about the ordeal but became fed up with their service.
He originally planned to take Samsung to court, stating in a Facebook comment, “Well @samsung has blown me off after over a hour on the phone this morning. Never called back and promised. Guess it is time to get a lawyer. You had your chance.”
After getting through to the company, Dornacher said that he will no longer be getting a lawyer and that he only hopes people will take the recall seriously.
Samsung recalled its long-awaited Note 7 after just a couple weeks on the market due to reports of explosions. They promise to replace all phones with faulty batteries. Those who already purchased the phone will be able to switch to another smartphone through Samsung’s Exchange Program.
Unfortunately, Dornacher's case is not the only instance of the Note 7 exploding or catching on fire, but hopefully it will be the last.
Banner image credit: Facebook, Nathan Lydia Dornacher