Samsung has released a statement about the problems with the replacement models of the Note 7, stating the following:
“We are working with relevant regulatory bodies to investigate the recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note 7. Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation is taking place.
We remain committed to working diligently with appropriate regulatory authorities to take all necessary steps to resolve the situation. Consumers with either an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 device should power down and stop using the device and take advantage of the remedies available.”
You can read more about it at our article about it here.
We posted an article on October 6th about a claim that a replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire on a plane, reported by a man named Brian Green, it shown that Samsung may have not fixed the battery on the smartphone correctly.
Now it seems that the previous maybe is no longer a maybe.
So far there have been a total of 4 reported cases of a Galaxy Note 7 catching fire in the news. The most recent of which was reported by The Verge earlier today, who reported that a man named Shawn minter noticed that his replacement caught fire on his nightstand at 5:45AM, after he only received the phone just a few days before, on September 23rd.
But this isn’t the only story, it’s just the most recent.
On top of Minter’s story and the story of the phone that caught fire on the plane earlier this week, there have been two other reports in the news, including one which claimed that the phone had caught fire in the hands of a 13-year-old girl.
Because of this most recent news we are advising our readers to not buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Despite being an excellent phone in terms of its specifications, the Note 7 is a huge danger to your house, to your family, and to your possessions.
Do not take that risk.
If you have already purchased a Galaxy Note 7 then we suggest that you get in touch with your carrier to arrange a replacement, all carriers should be good enough to sort that out for you, if they don’t, then you should switch carrier too.
If you purchased one on Pay as you Go then contact the place you purchased it from instead, explain the situation, they should be good enough to sort our some kind of deal with you, let us know how you get on in either situation.
We will try to update you with the best ways to replace the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 over the next week or so.