Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Samsung is recalling their defective Galaxy Note 7 phones. They’ve already announced one recall, but it looks as though the replacement phones are just as dangerous as the original versions. Samsung is recalling every Galaxy Note 7 phone it has produced. If you have a Galaxy Note 7 phone, don’t power it up. If it’s on, turn it off. If it’s off, leave it off and take it back immediately. Also, I’d recommend not carrying it in your pocket, just in case it decides to catch fire on its own.
“Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 … Consumers with an original Galaxy Note 7 or replacement Galaxy Note 7 should power down and take advantage of the remedies available, including a refund at their place of purchase,” said a statement emailed to The Verge by Samsung.
Typically, you only see a recall like this when you’re dealing with something really dangerous, like a Toyota with defective brakes. However, these phones are dangerous; Samsung is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to take care of the recall. Five of the refurbished phones have caught fire in the last week, with one of them forcing an airplane to land while the phone burned. That’s really unsafe, so please… just put your phone in something fireproof and get it out of your house.
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