Reports of the Galaxy Note 7’s battery exploding continue to filter in even as Samsung has recalled the device because of this issue. A couple of days ago there was a report out of Australia where the battery exploded and caused $1,400 worth of damage to a hotel room. Another report detailed how the handset set a garage on fire and now a couple from Florida says their jeep was set on fire by the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery.
Nathan and Lydia Dornacher hold the Galaxy Note 7 responsible for burning down their car. Nathan’s Galaxy Note 7 was charging in their Jeep Grand Cherokee and when they returned home they started unloading a desk out the back while the jeep was still running.
When Nathan returned to the car he saw the fire through the jeep’s window and called for his wife to get the extinguisher. Lydia says that he heard explosions going off when he opened the door so all of them just stood and watched from a distance as they called 911.
Lydia took some photos which show the jeep being burned to a crisp as they wait for the fire department to arrive. The Galaxy Note 7 was burned beyond recognition and the jeep is going to need a lot of work if it is indeed restored.
What’s troubling is that these reports keep coming in even though Samsung has announced the recall. Consumer rights groups have already raised concerns about how Samsung is handling this recall. Their argument that Samsung should work with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on this recall gets more weight as these incidents keep on happening.
There has been no response from Samsung on this incident as yet. This particular unit had been purchased via Verizon and apparently Big Red hasn’t got in touch with them as well.
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