US CPSC said to be looking into reports of other Samsung smartphones catching fire

Himanshu, 16 September 2016

According to a new report, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - which has just announced an official recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 - is also looking into reports of other Samsung smartphones catching fire.

As per the report, there have been at-least six incidents worldwide where Samsung phones other than the Galaxy Note7 have caught fire or posed a risk to user safety.

"Those include a man in Port St. Lucie, Florida, who says his Galaxy S7 was charging in his car when the car caught fire; a woman in the U.K. whose Galaxy S7 appeared to melt and start smoking in a restaurant; and a 6-year-old boy in Brooklyn, New York, who reportedly suffered burns when an S4 exploded while he was watching videos on it," the report said.

For its part, the South Korean company has refuted the claim that there are battery issues with several of its other smartphones as well. "The battery cell issue announced earlier this month is isolated to one battery manufacturer for one specific phone model," the company said.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 17 Sep 2016
  • IbE

Nots looking good for thus company...

  • AnonD-558092
  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 6Eb

Glad it is not! Because it is the plain facts. When iPhones blew up, almost nobody cared.

  • Anonymous
  • 17 Sep 2016
  • 4$v

Can you provide some data to back up your claims? Do you have a report showing the number of defective devices over a time period or sampling of devices? Where is the data?

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