Roughly 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units sold by Samsung from Korea to the US, Canada, Australia and even China are clearly not safe to use under any circumstances, especially while charging, endangering private and public property and causing minor harm to a number of people around the world, so why aren’t they all being returned?
You can get full refunds if you so choose, replacement devices with working batteries shouldn’t take much longer, and Samsung will give you temporary J-series subs while you wait. And still, you insist on rolling the dice.
At this point, we doubt another car fire possibly started by another exploding Note 7 will serve as the ultimate wake-up call and cautionary tale for stubborn owners of an $800 ticking time bomb. But here goes nothing.
According to the Port St. Lucie Police Department on Facebook, a “car was fully engulfed in flames” at SW Crosstown Parkway and SW Cobalt Street in the small Florida town on the evening of September 13, with the driver and proprietor of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata turned torch unharmed and declaring “he had been charging his Samsung 7 phone when it burst into flames.”
Before the fire was put out, a bystander filmed the daunting scene after hearing a “loud pop” in its vicinity. The incident’s circumstances are of course still under official investigation, with authorities reluctant to point fingers at any man, automobile or smartphone. And yes, the potentially hazardous device is repeatedly referred to by local media and police as a “Samsung 7” or “Galaxy 7”, so a new case of mistaken identity also remains possible.