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New Galaxy Note 7 explodes within 24 hours of purchase

New Galaxy Note 7 explodes within 24 hours of purchase

Just when we thought Samsung was in the clear, it looks like the electronics manufacturer is still engulfed in flames.

Despite issuing recalls on more than 2.5 million phones and replacing all defective models after several phones exploded and caused multiple fires across the country, and being banned on airplanes, a new report has surfaced claiming one of the newest Galaxy Note 7 phones has, you guessed it, burst into flames, despite being bought after the recall.

The man, located in China, claims he bought a new Note 7 from online retailer JD.com. Not even a full day later, the phone exploded, burned two of the man's fingers and damaged his MacBook.

Here's where things get a little bit murky. Samsung emailed a statement to Bloomberg claiming it will "conduct a thorough examination of the device in question once we receive it." The victim, however, refused to give his phone to the Samsung representative that visited him after the accident. The report claims the man "doesn’t trust the company to reveal the reason for the fire, and plans to publicize the issue."

Until we find out the cause of the fire, all we can do in the meantime is encourage Samsung users to make sure they have a newer Samsung model.

Just in case there's any confusion as to whether or not you have a phone that's safe to use, Samsung has made it easy to indicate if you're in the clear. Approved and safe phones will now have a green battery icon in three places: the status bar, the display screen and the power off screen.

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You can also check the battery itself. Newer, approved batteries will have a black square in the top right-hand corner of the battery's label.

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Samsung is urging customers to take advantage of its voluntary recall for the smartphone. If you already own the Galaxy Note 7, turning it in for exchange is your safest option.

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Source: ArsTechnica
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