Sep 8th, 2016

Another day, another exploded Galaxy Note 7. Even though Samsung issued the recall last week, there are still users who continue to use the ticking time bomb despite the risks. The latest incident involves a couple in St. Petersburg, Florida who have lost their family vehicle.

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The family left the Galaxy Note 7 charging in their Jeep while they removed a desk that was purchased at a local yard sale. While they were removing the desk, the couple asked their child to get back in the car with the family’s service dog but the dog began acting weird. That was when the Galaxy Note 7 was noticed as being on fire and soon after, the Jeep was gone.

Samsung issued a statement regarding this latest event:

We are aware of the incident and we are working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him. Consumer safety is Samsung’s highest priority. With regard to the Galaxy Note7, we are asking owners to take advantage of the Product Exchange Program announced on Friday of last week. The program offers Note7 owners the opportunity to exchange the phone for a new one. More details on the program can be found at http://www.samsung.com/us/note7exchange/.

I’m going to jump off script a bit and plead with anyone who still has the Galaxy Note 7 in their possession. Return it. Trade it in. Get rid of it. Samsung didn’t issue a recall for the device just because they felt like it. If you don’t have time, make time because you don’t know what could happen. Just because the official statement from Samsung found “only” 35 affected devices, there was obviously something off about the battery used in the Note 7.

So just do everyone, and yourself a favor. Head to your local carrier store and swap it out. Seriously, do it.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

[Fox 10 Phoenix]

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