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MORE battery issues for the Samsung Note 7

MORE battery issues for the Samsung Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was released in mid-August, just ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 launch. The Note 7 was a very popular gadget, with over 2 million sold in the first month of its release.

Unfortunately, there was a major flaw causing some of the Note 7's to explode and catch fire. Samsung issued a global recall and now it seems there is a problem with the replacement gadgets.

Over the weekend there was another reported incident with an older Samsung phone, a Note 2. The phone was stored in an overhead bin on a flight in India and started to smoke. The flight crew was able to put out the fire with an extinguisher and they put the phone in a bucket of water. There were no injuries and the plane was able to land safely.

This incident happened not long after 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7's were recalled after an exploding battery flaw was discovered. Some customers in South Korea who received a replacement say the new gadget could have the same problem as the original.

They told YTN news that the new phone's battery overheats and drains too fast. It's possible that this could lead to more gadgets catching fire.

A Samsung spokesperson confirmed to CNNMoney that there have been some complaints with the replacement phones in "isolated cases." However, they say the problems are due to different production issues not related to the battery.

Out of the over 2 million Galaxy Note 7's that were sold, only one out of every 42,000 were affected by the original battery issue. It was a big enough concern that Samsung stopped shipping the product, pulled them from shelves and issued a recall.

Click here to see if your phone is safe.

We've been covering this battery issue since it was first discovered. Read our smartphones catching on fire story if you need a reminder.

We will stay on top of this story and see what comes from the replacement gadget's issues. Keep checking in with our Happening Now section for any updates.

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