The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, and the company this week finally announced a halt to production and global sales of the smartphone due to safety concerns.The South Korean company further warned buyers to “power down and stop using the device (including replacements)” immediately, as they were fire hazards.
However, not everyone has taken heed of that warning yet, and a new home security camera video has popped up on the Internet showing a Galaxy Note 7 catching fire and billowing smoke in a house in Honolulu.
Smoking a cigarette indoors is not illegal everywhere, but it is highly frowned upon in most places. When the object emitting smoke is a smartphone instead, it can result into a full-blown panic, as it did for Dee Decasa of Honolulu.
DeCasa was looking at the Samsung website on her new phone. She wanted to double-check that it wasn’t going to blow up on her.
“Then boom, there was like a pop,” she says. “I had it in my hand and then smoke started spewing out, this green yucky thing.” Apparently, this incident took place on Sunday, October 9th. Now DeCasa has released the footage. The home video caught by a camera up in the corner of the living room shows a distraught Decasa emerging from her bedroom and rousing a sleeping man from the couch.
The pair go to the kitchen, where Decasa sets the phone down in an aluminum pan and called 911., walks away, and promptly faints. Just moments ago, she had taken a screenshot of the Samsung website confirming that her now-charred device was in fact on the safe list. It was still allegedly smoking 20 minutes later when the police arrived.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has fallen. And the mushroom cloud is substantial
The video footage (above) was posted by Associated Press on YouTube. Samsung is currently trying to contain the damage that has been caused to its brand of smartphones but reports suggest that the second recall of the Galaxy Note 7 might end up costing the company as much as much as $17 billion. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has fallen. And the mushroom cloud is substantial.
Via: The Verge