Samsung Note 7 Devices Are On Fire – Literally

Samsung was forced to halt sales of its new Galaxy Note 7 after dozens of users complained about batteries exploding. Now, the FAA has banned the devices.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd recently announced the replacement of all its Galaxy Note 7 devices after customers complained its batteries were catching fire.

The South Korean company unveiled the smartphone with promises such as “a key that opens the door to new experiences on the go.”

As it turns out, the device indeed opened door to new experiences for many users but not in a good way. While one man claims his Samsung phone exploded and set fire to his car, another woman in Illinois told ABC 7 Chicago her device “exploded on her night stand, spraying parts of her melted phone on her bed and even her dog.”

Keeping the potential dangers of its charging into consideration, Samsung Note 7 was just banned by the Federal Aviation Administration, who advised "passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage."

The European Air Safety Agency and airlines owned by the United Arab Emirates also issued similar cautionary measures pertaining to the phone.

Meanwhile, people have been ridiculing Samsung Note 7, mainly its much-touted water resistance feature, which appears to be the only way to prevent the device from catching fire.

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