What? How can a 'safe' device explode?
Another news of explosion came up to drag Samsung down in public's sight. Samsung is now personally sending emails to users for replacements.
The consumer Brian Green got his Note 7 replaced on 21st September at an AT&T store. Note 7's box had the black square that marks a replacement 'safe'. Green claims that his method showed the green battery icon that is also meant to be an indicator of a safe device.
It was the last device according to media reports that was blown because off its battery. This incident took place when on the flight attendant's request, Green turned off the device & put it in his pocket. It suddenly began to smoke, Green dropped the phone on the floor of the aircraft. The flight attendants immediately evacuated the plane.
Earlier, Samsung issued a recall of all the Note 7 devices with SDI batteries & issued replacements with ATL batteries immediately. Samsung also explained that the packaging of all replacement units would be marked with a particular black box. Whereas the conventional devices will get a white dot to represent the regular device.
The packaging for Green's device came with a black mark; his phone had a green battery status which states that it was a safe device.
Please follow these Instructions to save yourself.
1.) Don't charge and use the device & remove the charger when you feel the heat.
2.) Use only original chargers.
3.) Stop charging the device during the night or near the bed.
4.) Think again, where and when to charge.
The Verge & Reuters independently confirmed the case. The Verge also got their hands on the original images which confirm the presence of the black dot on the packaging. They also verified the phone's IMEI with Samsung's eligibility tracker. It is confirmed that the device was a secure appliance.
Although, it was not the Note 7 but it was an another Samsung device. For more read this old explosion effects here: Another Samsung Explosion Caused Serious Injury & It's Not Note 7 This Time
"Until we are able to retrieve the device, we cannot confirm that this incident involves the new Note 7. We are working with the authorities and Southwest now to recover the device and confirm the cause. Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share." - Samsung responded on it.