“A terrifying car fire was caused by a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blowing up while on charge, police have said,” The Daily Mail reports. “Flames engulfed the car on a highway in Port St. Lucie, Florida, after the cellphone exploded in the passenger seat on Tuesday night. It happened less than a week after Samsung urged customers around the world to stop using the device – warning they are prone to catch fire. An unprecedented 2.5million phones were recalled, just two weeks after their release.”
“Nurse Sharon Cain captured the blaze from her car after hearing a ‘loud pop,'” The Daily Mail reports. “She uploaded the video on Facebook and wrote: ‘A car caught fire from a charg(ing) Note Galaxy 7 on Crosstown (in) Port St. Lucie. I was told (that) the gentleman was charging his phone when he heard a loud pop (and then) the phone blew up. I am a nurse so I stopped to make sure there was no help needed from me.'”
“Police told WPBF the car’s owner, Clifford Samuels, 55, believed the cellphone was the cause of the fire,” The Daily Mail reports. “Earlier this month, U.S. authorities said the Galaxy Note 7s were banned from being used during flights. Some airlines also stated they could not be added to checked luggage, fearing they could set alight in the hold.
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MacDailyNews Take: Oh, Karma, you beautiful, unmerciful bitch!
Once again, this dangerous POS should have already been officially recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other consumer product safety bodies the world over!
Imagine the headlines and the government action worldwide to protect consumers if this had been Apple instead of a South Korean dishwasher maker.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “chris renaldi” for the heads up.]