Written by Keshala Dias
10 Oct, 2016 | 7:23 pm
Production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been temporarily suspended as fears spread that even replacement versions of the device can burst into flames.
It comes after cell phone carriers in the United States and Australia said they would stop offering replacement Note 7’s following concerns that the new versions are no safer from fire risk than the originals.
Soon after the Galaxy Note 7 was launched, many had reported that their phones were catching fire due to faulty batteries.
As a result, Samsung recalled about 2.5 million of the devices worldwide last month.
Users started replacing their phones as replacement phones were supposed to solve the issue. However, the same dangerous problems with their new phones.
In the past week, an American user reported his replacement phone caught fire, even though it wasn’t plugged in. And on Wednesday, smoke started billowing from a replacement Galaxy Note 7 aboard a Southwest Airline plane before it departed, prompting the flight’s cancellation.
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