Samsung is in (literally) hot water again, as reports of burning, exploding and smoking Galaxy Note 7 units are beginning to surface in different parts of the globe, despite having implemented a massive recall of faulty devices last month.
The most recent incident that was reported to media happened to a certain Michael Klering from Nicholasville, Kentucky. According to sources, Klering was already provided with a “safe” Note 7 replacement for what was thought to have been a potentially faulty device.
Apparently, and unfortunately, that would not be the case.
In a radio interview with Klering, he detailed how he woke up in the middle of the night, to find his bedroom filled with smoke. He then realized that his Note 7 had caught fire and was already spewing smoke all over his room.
“I was scared to death for a minute,” Klering shared with Kentucky radio station WKYT. “The whole room just covered in smoke, smells awful. I look over and my phone is on fire.”
The (former) Note 7 owner was able to extinguish the flames, but had to be treated for acute bronchitis after inhaling all the smoke and vomiting up a black substance after the incident at his home.
Although the worst part was still to come.
Samsung does not respond to Galaxy Note 7 complaint?
After the incident, Klering had reached out to Samsung and happily cooperated with the company’s investigation, allowing them to x-ray his phone for analysis. But later on, he allegedly received an SMS that was not meant for his eyes.
“Just now got this,” read the message. “I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter, or we just let him do what he keeps threatening to do and see if he does it.”
Since then, this has put Samsung company in a very shaky position, already being described as the tech company that “said nothing” in spite of the gravity of Klering’s situation.
And in the past weeks, the incident of a replacement phone has not only happened to Klering.
Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units still burning up around the world
In the USA, there have already been two other reports of smoking and burning Galaxy Note 7 units.
Just a few days ago, a plane from Louisville, Kentucky had to be evacuated after a replacement Galaxy Note 7 unit caught fire, burning a hole in the carpet and filling the cabin with smoke. Another incident was also reported in Farmington, where a thirteen-year old reportedly felt a “weird, burning sensation” in her thumb while holding her Galaxy Note 7. The phone eventually melted her case and also sustained burn marks all over its body.
Thankfully the teen only sustained a minor burn on her thumb.
Elsewhere, a woman in Taiwan was the victim of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, after the unit exploded in her back pocket while walking her dog, sources say. The woman, identified only as Lai, allegedly heard a loud bang and then felt a burning sensation in her pocket. She then pulled out her phone, which was already emitting smoke, and threw it to the ground.
And that is probably what the rest of the world is thinking right now, throw their Galazy Note 7 units to the ground.
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