Galaxy S7 Edge Apparently Catches Fire In Canada October 24, 2016 – Written By Kishalaya Kundu With the Galaxy Note 7 now discontinued because of reasons that have been well-documented over the past few weeks, Samsung Electronics has been putting its formidable marketing muscle behind the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, both of which were launched earlier this year by the South Korean consumer electronics giant. Although still very capable, the two latest Galaxy S-series devices have started to lose their sheen a little, with new flagship smartphones being launched by Apple, LG and even Google in recent weeks. Meanwhile, Galaxy S8 rumors have already started doing the rounds, with some reports even suggesting that Samsung is considering bringing the launch-day forward to compensate for the massive losses the company is expected to suffer because of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Unfortunately for Samsung and worryingly for its customers, the company’s recent smartphones continue to remain a ‘hot’ topic for all the wrong reasons. According to new report coming out of Canada over the weekend, a Galaxy S7 Edge apparently caught fire while its owner was driving home from work. The incident was reported by Mr. Elisha Loewen, who says he smelt something burning and saw smoke coming out of the console under the car radio, which is where he normally keeps his mobile phone. On realizing his phone was on fire, he threw it out the window and covered it with snow to extinguish the flames. Unfortunately for him though, his harrowing ordeal was only just beginning. – read it all here: AndroidHeadlines.com |
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET. “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.” Device owners have experienced documented incidents of dangerous evolution of heat with both recalled and replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) acknowledged this imminent safety hazard with the company’s September 15, 2016 and October 13, 2016 recalls. Additionally, on October 11, 2016, Samsung suspended the manufacture and sale of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 device. – via Department of Transportation
A Delta Air Lines flight was diverted over the weekend when a Samsung device overheated after being jammed between seats. But the device wasn’t the recently recalled Samsung Note 7 smartphone, it was an unspecified tablet from the device maker.
ABC News reports that the incident occurred late Saturday night on a flight from Detroit to Amsterdam, forcing the plan to divert to Manchester, England for several hours.
According to a Delta official, the tablet fell inside a seat and became jammed when the seat was either reclined or returned to the upright position.