Saturday, 10 September 2016

Serious!! Safety concerns over Newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recently released about three weeks ago to the amazement and joy of many consumers.
Unfortunately all the Note 7 smartphones have been warned to stop using them according to  federal safety regulators.

Samsung Electronics Co. has halted sales of the phones last week after lithium-ion batteries in some of them exploded or caught fire, and on Friday, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission urged owners of the phones to turn them off and leave them off.

Some of the fires occurred while charging and during normal use. Samsung is working hard with the UCPSC to recall the phones as soon as possible.

Airline passengers have been strongly advised not to check in the phones ,use or charge in the planes.This is a very serious warning as it is very unsual for FAA to warn passengers about a specific branded product.This has also affected shares in the Electronics giants as they tumbled 4% on Friday, their biggest decline since January.

The Note series is one of the most expensive lineups released by Samsung, and the devices usually inherit designs and features of the Galaxy S phones that debut in the spring.Samsung also added an iris scanner to the Note 7, which detects patterns in users' eyes to unlock the phone.

Before the issue of battery explosions emerged, supplies of the smartphone were not keeping up with higher-than-expected demand.

The Note 7 isn't the only gadget to catch fire because of lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from laptops to Tesla cars to Boeing's 787 jetliner.
Rechargeable lithium batteries are more susceptible to overheating than other types of batteries if they are exposed to high temperatures, are damaged or have manufacturing flaws.

Earlier this year, the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations agency that sets global aviation safety standards, banned bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger planes until better packaging can be developed to prevent a fire from spreading and potentially destroying the plane.


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