Galaxy Note 7 Explosion Saga Continues – 6-Year Old’s Hands the Latest Victim
Just hours before we reported that Galaxy Note 7 was going to be remotely disabled in order to prevent causing other explosive incidents, the newly announced phablet has claimed another victim, this time a 6-year old. Though the incident has not claimed a life, it has caused physical scarring.
6-Year Old Reports That a Galaxy Note 7 Exploded While He Was Using It
Linda Lewis, the child’s grandmother told The New York Post the following:
“The child was watching videos on the phone when the battery exploded. It set off alarms in my house. He is home now. He doesn’t want to see or go near any phones. He’s been crying to his mother.”
After the incident, the boy’s grandmother also said that the 6-year old is too scared to go near any other device after suffering burns from the Galaxy Note 7’s explosion. The family immediately called 911 after the incident, and he was rushed to the Downstate Medical Center. It hasn’t been stated how serious the wound is, but we can also assume that damage inflicted on the rest of the property was minimal. After all, the incident in terms of property damage is nothing compared to a family’s Jeep catching fire, resulting in a fiery explosion that also resulted in the garage receiving a fair amount of damage as well.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 issue revolves around the unstable battery, with the company’s French division resorting to extreme lengths to remotely disable the smartphone if owners do not follow the Exchange Program rules laid out by the company. I am quite surprised that Samsung still has not been taken to court for a number of these incidents. Perhaps it’s the mental trauma alone that might have led people to forget about taking action against the smartphone manufacturer, but the company’s representative have stated that they are doing everything in their power to make sure that a similar incident does not happen again.
Unfortunately, with the announcement iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we believe that Samsung’s problems are just getting started. What are your thoughts on the latest incident? Tell us in the comments right away.