Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explodes in the Hands of a 6 Year Old

Exploding phones can prove to be a powerful weapon in the platform wars, but no one wants to see them explode in the hands of children.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is prone to explosion. Samsung has accepted blame for this defect, and have halted shipment and sales of said devices, also issuing a recall. It’s actually nice to see a company take responsibility for their product that can injure someone.

Unfortunately, someone has been injured. That someone was a 6 year old boy from Brooklyn, NY. The child was watching videos on the Note 7 when the battery exploded in the boys hands. The boy’s grandmother Linda Lewis stated that the explosion “set off alarms in my house.” The boy suffered burns from the explosion, but was lucky and was able to return home. While the physical damage may not be that bad, the boy now “doesn’t want to see or go near any phones.”

While reading through various sites about the exploding Note 7, I’ve ran across a disturbing reaction by users. Many users think that the issue is overblown, no pun intended. In nearly every post on every android centric site I’ve read, there have been users stating that they were keeping their phones. They seem to think that their phone will be safe. Like a teenage driver, they seem to think that nothing will happen to them.

While I believe that people can make their own decisions, and make their own mistakes, I find this to be a very different situation. Samsung has made it clear that these phones are not safe, and will correct the problem. What user’s need to understand is that an exploding phone can affect more than them. There are many obvious theoretical examples. A very common example is a phone exploding on a plane. Or perhaps a phone exploding in a car while the user is driving down a highway. Or even perhaps, a phone explodes while a 6 year old child is watching videos.

Samsung Note 7 users, please heed Samsung’s recall and return your phone. You can always get another once Samsung fixes the issue.




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  • alan510

    I was watching Fox the other day and the woman host mentioned that her boyfriend /husband had a note 7. Asked whether he was returning the device, she rolled her eyes and said no. What an idiot. Perhaps Samsung can issue a notice saying it will disable all Note 7 devices at a stipulated time. Perhaps having a brick in their hands might force these dummies to actually return them.

  • nnik

    Nice…. Great that a company takes responsibility. I wonder why Apple never did that with their iBombs, remember those? Deny deny deny

  • Nayalm

    If this accident happened after the recall was issued……..
    Put all the legal guardians of that boy UNDER THE JAIL WITH NO PAROLE TO COME UP TO THE REGULAR JAIL!!!

  • bartron

    The battery problem is really happening at the worst possible time for Samsung and Apple’s competitors. With so many iPhone users upset that Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone7, many are, or will be, looking at phones from Apple’s competitors, with Samsung being the first choice of many. It’s a golden opportunity for Samsung to shine, and they blew it.

    In theory, that should mean that disgruntled iPhone users will be looking at phones from companies other than Samsung and Apple. But let’s face it, how many iPhone users know that there companies other than Samsung and Apple that make smartphones ? I have yet to meet such an iPhone user. Still, I’m hopeful.

    BlackBerry needs to ramp up their marketing of their phones towards disgruntled iPhone users. Given that the Priv and DTEK50 have smaller screens than the Note 7, I’m not sure disgruntled Note 7 users would go for the BBAndroid phones. But you never know.

    • Nayalm

      Time for BlackDroid to make the move for all of them disgruntled users!!!