“The federal agency overseeing the U.S. recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 says it is now investigating the replacement devices previously deemed safe, after one of the new models apparently overheated on board a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday,” Ina Fried reports for Recode.

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said late Wednesday that it is investigating the incident, though it didn’t specifically say whether or not it recommends consumers continue to use the replacement models,” Fried reports. “‘CPSC is moving expeditiously to investigate this incident,’ agency Chairman Elliot Kaye said in a statement. ‘Agency staff has already reached out to the FAA and Samsung to gather the facts about the incident. Agency staff will also reach out to the consumer who experienced a serious incident with his phone.'”

Fried reports, “While not commenting directly on the safety of replacement models, Kaye said: ‘Consumers should know that one of the remedies is a refund.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Consumers should know that one of the remedies is a refund which they can use to buy themselves a real iPhone instead of a dangerous, inferior knockoff from a South Korean dishwasher maker. FTFY.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]