Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Battery Explosion Totals A Jeep, Gets Banned From Airplanes

Sep 09, 2016 06:01 AM EDT | Eve C.

Samsung has been facing a huge blow because of the subpar battery quality of the released Galaxy Note 7 units. Recently, it totaled a Jeep Grand Cherokee, leaving it completely wrecked after the phone exploded.

Florida man Nathan Dornacher was unaware that the South Korean company has issued a recall of the product. Thus, he knew little about the danger of charging his cellphone in a vehicle.

Fox 13 reported that his family went to a yard sale during Labor day. According to his wife, Lydia, they were unloading the desk they bought for their daughter when Dornacher left his phone charging in the Jeep.

The parents told their 8-year old child to get back to the car because they still need to shop for other things. The girl was accompanied by the family's service dog.

Fortunately, the dog was able to detect that something was not right. Mr. Dornacher later realized that his Jeep that was engulfed with fire. Luckily, no one was hurt during the incident.

The Galaxy Note 7 exploded while connected to the car charger. Notably, Samsung issued the recall in 10 countries after similar incidents have been confirmed. The tech company issued a statement regarding the explosion to the media outlet.

"We are aware of the incident and we are working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him. Consumer safety is Samsung's highest priority."

"With regard to the Galaxy Note7, we are asking owners to take advantage of the Product Exchange Program announced on Friday of last week. The program offers Note7 owners the opportunity to exchange the phone for a new one. More details on the program can be found at," Samsung stated.  

Meanwhile, the headlines already reached the Federal Aviation Association, which, in turn, told the public to not charge their Galaxy Note 7 devices during flights. The FAA told Gizmodo that they are "working on guidance" and that it wants to make sure that everyone is safe while traveling through airplanes.

This news about the Galaxy Note 7 is still developing so stay tuned for more updates here at Auto World News

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