The move comes after several reports of ‘safe’ replacement handsets catching fire or emitting smoke, and the decision from US carriers T-Mobile and AT&T to stop selling and replacing models.
In the latest Note 7 incident, Michael Klering from Kentucky said his replacement phone burst into flames in the middle of the night. Samsung apparently wanted to take the phone off him and, after he refused, he received a text message from a company representative reading, “Just now got this. I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter, or we just let him do what he keeps threatening to do and see if he does it.”
Cabin announcement on tonight's flight: "I need all Samsung devices turned off. Don't blame me, you should have bought Apple instead."
— Dave Addey (@daveaddey) October 8, 2016
The serious issues surrounding the Note 7 now appear to be tainting the entire Samsung brand, and it’s all apparently because the company wanted to beat the iPhone 7 Plus to market.
If you own a Galaxy Note 7, get a refund while you still can. Samsung's reached the point where is shouldn't be able to give this phone away. [BBC]