After what we thought was the end of the Samsung Note 7 recall nightmare, seems to only be the beginning.
Samsung has released an official statement claiming to stop all sales of their Note 7's in light of new replacement Note 7's now catching fire. There have only been a handful of reported cases so far, but the damage was enough to where Samsung had to take action.
"Because consumers’ safety remains our top priority, Samsung will ask all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation is taking place."
One of the reported cases claims that their unplugged replacement Note 7 caught fire on his night stand and started spewing smoke and fire that was enough to fill the room. According to the man, he had to later be treated for acute bronchitis due to smoke inhalation.
Another case involved a Note 7 melting in the hands of a 13 year old girl who fortunately only suffered a mild burn to her thumb.
There have even been reports of newly replaced Note 7's catching fire overseas and on an airline.
With new Note 7's still catching fire, Samsung is now urging users to power down and to stop using the device while further investigation takes place. It is also recommended by Samsung to contact the carrier or retail outlet where you purchased your Galaxy Note 7 for more information on exchanges and refunds.
Just only 1 day after pausing production and sales of the Note 7, Samsung has officially and permanently discontinued the Galaxy Note 7. There will be no further production or sales of the device. I guess it's about time they just accepted the loss and moved on.
"Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7"
Samsung has finally released the details regarding the underlying problems which led to the Note 7 combusting. You can read more about the matter on our new blog post: Samsung Explains the Underlying Problems with the Recalled Note 7