Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has caught fire all of a sudden in Germantown. Germantown is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. Ohio couple claimed that they left the phone on the couch while it was charging.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Explodes “Like A Small Bomb”
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the hottest topic previous year. The controversies started when Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started to explode due to some serious problems in factory battery anode and cathode cell contact.
Samsung had tried very hard to diminish the problem. However, all of their attempts failed. The company ended up by suspending the production of Galaxy Note 7. Recently, another incident was witnessed, and this time it was not the Galaxy Note 7.
According to WDTN, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge caught fire all of a sudden in Germantown. Germantown is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. Ohio couple claimed that they left the phone on the couch while it was charging.
They heard a sound which Kelly Taylor describes as “a small bomb.” The phone exploded and left burn marks on a couch. Kelly Taylor said “We heard like a pop, like a snap. And then we heard a sizzle, like a smoke bomb being let off. Smoke was pouring off the couch. And it turned out to be this phone. And it was plugged in to this charger,”
Kelly Taylor claimed that his girlfriend and three kids were all at home when the phone exploded, the good part is that the phone explosion hurt nobody. However, Kelly Taylor had burnt his finger while trying to push the phone off the couch.
So, what caused the phone to explode? Well, the charger and the cable both looks original. There are no details as to what might have caused the fire. Kelly Taylor claimed that neither AT&T nor Samsung helped him to get a newly replaced phone. Samsung is demanding a $200 fee to replace the phone that caught fire.
Kelly Taylor said, “There wasn’t anything like ‘oh my goodness, can you bring us the phone and let us look at it. They didn’t offer anything, They just wanted me to turn it in on the insurance and pay the $200 deductible.”
The cause of the fire remains unidentified. However, it might be because of a defective charger, faulty battery or overheating which might have been caused by the couch materials.
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