Just when Samsung began to recover from the mass recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, another incident strikes. A replaced Galaxy Note 7 recently caught fire during a Southwest Airlines flight. Now, the company aims to avoid a second wave of recalls, should the Federal Aviation Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission find out that this was caused by a replacement unit.
“If it’s the fixed phone and it started to smoke in his pocket, I’m going to guess there’ll be another recall,” says Pamela Gilbert, former Executive Director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Government units are currently keeping and studying the device that ignited on its own. They are also meeting with Samsung, FAA and Consumer Product Safety Commission representatives. The goal of the meeting was to determine the cause of the explosion. Afterwards, the reps look to hopefully isolate it before even more replaced units end up causing more problems.
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Samsung’s Q3 financial report, on the other hand, revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall didn’t exactly affect the earnings of the company. But things may change should a second recall surface.