“Samsung Electronics Co. could face an unusual second recall of its Note 7 smartphones if one that caught fire aboard an airliner this week is a replacement device as its owner says, two former U.S. safety officials said,” Todd Shields, Mary Schlangenstein, and Alan Levin report for Bloomberg.

“The Federal Aviation Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are investigating Wednesday’s incident, when a passenger’s phone emitted smoke on a Southwest Airlines Co. plane readying for departure from Louisville, Kentucky. A flight attendant doused it with a fire extinguisher, and the plane was evacuated without injur,” Shields, Schlangenstein, and Levin report. “‘If it’s the fixed phone and it started to smoke in his pocket, I’m going to guess there’ll be another recall,’” said Pamela Gilbert, a former executive director of the consumer agency. ‘That just doesn’t sound right.'”

“Samsung has been engulfed in crisis since the Note 7 smartphones began to burst into flames just days after hitting the market in August. The Suwon, South Korea-based company announced last month that it would replace all 2.5 million phones sold globally at that point. Samsung said it had uncovered the cause of the battery fires and that it was certain new phones wouldn’t have the same flaws,” Shields, Schlangenstein, and Levin report. “The phone remains in the possession of the arson squad, which is trying to schedule laboratory tests on the phone. It hasn’t been determined where or when those tests will occur, Fletcher said. There was ‘extensive heat damage’” to the phone and the plane’s carpet, he said. Brian Green, the phone’s owner, told WAVE television news in Louisville that he got a replacement phone at a retail store after receiving an e-mail about the recall.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Gee, that’s too bad.🙂

If the “justice system” won’t do it properly and decisively, it looks like karma will.

It’s best not to mess with karma. – Steve Jobs

This is your plane full of iPhone users:
iPhone plane

This is your plane with just one bad Samsung phone:
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Hey, you guys, TTK!

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