Soon after the release of Samsungs Galaxy Note 7 in the Canada, Customers started complaining that the phone would overheat and explode after being charged. That's right, the latest Samsung phones have literally been exploding in the hands of consumers. This is a nightmare for everyone who owns a Galaxy Note 7. They were release early in Quebec and even the best cell phone repair montreal has to offer wont be able to help you repair a phone that is prone to spontaneous combustion. Jokes aside, there has been reports of a six-year old boy who was injured by one device exploding. There is another report of a Florida man who claims his Jeep Grand Cherokee was destroyed in a fire caused by his Galaxy Note 7. Samsung shortly released a global recall on all devices, but there are still millions of original devices that have not been turned in.
Not only is this a serious safety concern for everyone who is currently using a galaxy Note 7, it has been a huge financial burden on Samsung. The huge recall of devices could cost Samsung $1 billion since there were millions of devices sold. It has halted all sales of the Note 7 as well as launching the recall. It is a financial punch in the gut for Samsung and a PR disaster because the recall will almost certainly cause long-term reputational damage. Prior to the batteries exploding, the phone received high reviews and the company's revenue was growing after years of decline. This is great news for Apple because they have also released the new iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 was not as well-received as previous iPhones due to some inconvenient features like the wireless headphones and removal of the headphone jack. This was Samsung's opportunity to release the phone of 2016 and sell more Galaxy Note 7s than Apple would have sold iPhone 7's. Unfortunately for Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 will not be the phone of the year but will instead be forever linked with exploding batteries instead.
To add to the heartbreak for this electronic company, there are now reports of Samsung's washing machines exploding as well. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued warnings to consumer this week about the potential safety hazards. If you own a top-loader that was manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016, your machine may be recalled. This is especially true for machines that are abnormally vibrating while washing certain items. At this time, it is unclear how many washers are effected and whether or not this problem only exists for machines manufactured in the US. Needless to say, this is not a good year for Samsung. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or a top-loading washing machine manufactured by Samsung, use extreme caution trade in your devices as soon as possible.
To recall your Galaxy Note 7, follow the instructions set out by Samsung and the carrier or retailer you bought it from. Although it can be very frustrating to have to give up your phone temporarily, it is much better than the alternative.
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