‘Fixed Samsung Galaxy Note 7′ catches fire on plane

A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7
device, deemed safe by the firm, has reportedly caught fire on a Southwest
Airlines plane on Wednesday.
According to a report by BBC, the airline confirmed that one
of its planes, due to fly from Louisville, Kentucky, to Baltimore, Maryland, was
evacuated before take-off.
However, Samsung said it was
investigating the occurrence.
“We are working with the authorities and Southwest now
to recover the device and confirm the cause,” the company said in a
statement. “Once we have examined the device we will have more information
to share.”
A Southwest Airlines spokesperson
told the BBC: “A customer reported smoke emitting from an electronic
device. All customers and crew deplaned safely via the main cabin door.”
Brian Green added that there was a
black square icon on the device’s packaging, a symbol which Samsung added to
distinguish old, certified unsafe devices from the replacement models.
It may be recalled that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was subject to a
mass recall in September, but Samsung said it had identified and fixed the
problem, assuring customers – and safety officials – that the fixed devices
were safe, Samsung confirmed it was looking into new reports that devices were
still overheating.

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