Just return it already: another Galaxy Note 7 explodes, this time injuring 6 year-old boy

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but in the seemingly never-ending saga of globally-recalled Galaxy Note 7 units with faulty batteries under the hood, a written account of the umpteenth unfortunate event involving a phone explosion should well be worth a million words of caution.

In case you still weren’t convinced of the gratuitous risks incurred by holding on to a ticking time bomb with a pretty screen, fancy iris scanner and powerful processor, hearing about a little boy in Brooklyn, New York recently sustaining burns must once and for all stress the seriousness of the situation.

We’re not talking hotel bed sheets here anymore, some garage fire the insurance company will probably take care of, or negligent adults being lazy and paying a (small) price in the form of a few blisters.

This is borderline criminal negligence, and sooner or later, an innocent kid like the 6-year-old who luckily suffered only minor burns after a Galaxy Note 7 exploded in his hands (!!!) is going to get badly hurt. Don’t be foolish, and stop treating the recall as optional. As for Samsung, maybe it’d be wise to already start deactivating hazardous phones around the world.

Back to the Brooklyn boy who “was watching videos on the phone when the battery exploded”, he apparently returned home after receiving medical attention, now refusing to “go near any phones.” Under the circumstances, and given his age, we’d say that’s the only upside of this almost-tragic story.

Source: New York Post

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).