We recently reported that there were reported incidences of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery explosion in Korea just few days after its launching. These incidences led to a global outcry from industry watchers and safety advocates for the smartphone to be recalled.
Samsung only however came out to reassure consumers that they are investigating the issue but fall short of announcing an official recall. An unnamed and unofficial company source reportedly argued that products installed with problematic batteries account for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold and thus may be solvable by simply replacement of the battery.
Rather, Samsung only announced an exchange program for the Galaxy Note 7, and last week confirmed changes to the packaging so consumers will be able to discern the new phones from the ones that will, eventually, be recalled.
This time around, another incidence has been reported in the United States. According to a news report by New York Post, a young 6-year-old boy from Brooklyn was taken to the hospital after his family says a Note 7 “exploded” in his hand.
The boy’s grandmother who was with him at the time says the youngster was watching videos on the Galaxy Note 7 when “the battery exploded,” setting off her smoke alarms. The family then called 911 and the child was taken to a local hospital where the Post says he was treated for burns.
“He is home now,” says the grandmother. “He doesn’t want to see or go near any phones. He’s been crying to his mother.”