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Another Galaxy Note 7 blows up, causes huge highway fire

Another Galaxy Note 7 blows up, causes huge highway fire

Samsung is asking customers to take advantage of a voluntary recall for one of its most popular phones. Around 2.5 million of the gadgets were recalled recently after a flaw was discovered that caused its battery to explode.

Samsung will be releasing a software update as a fix for those who decided to keep their affected phone. Click here to read the details of the fix.

Now, there is video footage of a horrifying car fire that was caught on a cellphone camera by a witness. The fire started after a Galaxy Note 7 exploded while being charged by the driver of the vehicle. This YouTube video was posted by WPBF.

This incident happened in Florida, just a couple weeks after Samsung issued the recall. The driver told police that he heard a pop while the Note 7 was charging. He also told them that he thinks the phone is what caused the fire.

The exploding batteries are such a problem that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a consumer warning. The CPSC is urging everyone who owns a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to power them down and stop charging or using them immediately.

If you own the Galaxy Note 7, turning it in for exchange is probably your safest move. You can keep checking in with our Happening Now section for the latest updates.

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