September 29, 2016

UH-OH: New Galaxy Note 7 reportedly explodes in China, burns customer’s fingers.

A Chinese customer has reported that a Note 7 that he bought this week exploded within 24 hours of acquiring it from an online retailer, causing minor injuries to two fingers and damaging his Apple MacBook.

“We are currently contacting the customer and will conduct a thorough examination of the device in question once we receive it,” the Korean company said in a statement sent to Bloomberg. Samsung, following an earlier Note 7 fire in China, had previously reported that there were no issues with the batteries used in Note 7s sold there.

The story doesn’t make clear whether this particular phone was manufactured pre- or post-recall, but if you have a Galaxy Note 7 subject to the recall, you’ll want to trade it in immediately.

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