“Safe” Note7 caught fire in a plane
Are you a Note7 user? If so, it looks like even if you exchanged your phone with a new safe Note7, still there is a risk of an explosion. Southwest Airlines flight 944 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated. It was still in the gate during the evacuation and the reason? A Note7 caught fire in the plane.
You can say that the owner didn’t exchanged the phone and it was one of the faulty units. Actually, no. It was one of the newer units that were considered “safe”. The owner of the Note7, Brian Green, said that he did the replacement on September 21 in an AT&T store. To prove he was right, he not only said that his phone had a green battery icon but also posted an image of the box of his Note7. As you can see from the box, it has a black square, a sigh that supposedly shows that the unit is not one of the faulty ones.
According to Green, he closed his phone when he was requested by the cabin crew. When he put Note7 to his pocket though, it began to smoke. After that, he dropped the Note7 to the ground and that was when, he saw grey smoking coming out of the device.
The phone had a battery of 80% when it was closed and the owner noted that he only used a wireless charger after he got the replacement.
Even though nobody got hurt, this situation brings some questions. What if the new safe units are not safe at all? Then, Samsung would have to deal with even worse situation. However, as of now, we have no official information.
Source | TheVerge