Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Burning Spree – Guilty or Not Guilty? Verdict: Not Guilty.
By now, most of you will be aware of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 scandal. For those who are still oblivious to the issue, Note 7 was alleged to have caused a mass explosion in a couple’s jeep while they left it charging in the car. It was claimed that there was a defect within the battery causing it to explode.
Note 7 – The victim, not the Culprit
Quite contrary to this, a recent investigation by the US firefighters has revealed that this may not have been the case. The team thoroughly examined the case and came to a conclusion that the note 7 is not to be blamed for the explosion. The team of firefighters belonged to the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
The case was explained by the office which stated that due to the fact that there were likely to be a number of possibilities as to the cause of the explosion, blaming the note 7 was an easy way out. This implies that since no other reasonable explanation could have been found, bringing it to the phone seemed a plausible argument.
According to St. Pete Patch:
“It was reported that a Samsung Galaxy Note7 was in the vehicle at the time of the fire and there were allegations that it may have been the cause. “After a thorough investigation, fire investigators did not find a cause for the fire.”
The Owners are still not Convinced
Although it has become quite clear that the Note 7 was not the cause of the fire, the owners of the jeep that was destroyed seem not so convinced. They still believe that it was Note 7 that caused the explosion.
In fact, they were reported to have said that they heard loud explosions once they opened the door and that this was again the fault of the Note 7.
It is true that note 7’s battery cannot be trusted, but it surely does not imply that it can result in such a catastrophe. Such a statement will, however, act against the interest of the owners of the jeep as they will be unlikely to receive anything in damages from Samsung or receive recovery through insurance.
However, this report doesn’t mean that users should ignore the Federal Aviation Administration warning statement that “strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.”
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