Jordan Golson, The Verge:
Another replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire, bringing the total to three this week alone. This one was owned by Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky. He told WKYT that he woke up at 4AM to find his bedroom filled with smoke and his phone on fire.
Making fun of Samsung when their first batch of phones were catching fire seemed wrong. This problem could’ve struck any company—although Samsung possibly backed themselves into this position because of a rushed release, wanting to capitalise on a ‘dull iPhone’—so it isn’t fair to add salt to the injury. But Samsung turning a blind eye towards the replacement Note 7s is inexcusable. It’s reached to a point where American carriers are taking matters into their own hands.
Additionally, I feel like there must be other cases around the world where Note 7s caught fire; they’re just going unreported.
I haven’t seen a single Note 7 advertisement here in India. The two people I know who’ve been on a a flight recently told me their respective airlines asked all passengers to turn off their Note 7s.