Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Latest News & Update: Southwest Airlines Evacuates Passengers After Phone Started Smoking.

By Jason Glenn , Updated Oct 08, 2016 09:39 AM EDT
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 line seems to be bound for failure as another report of a brand new replacement unit is again, set to flames.

Bound for Baltimore from Louisville, Wednesday morning. Flight 994 of Southwest Arline in the United States, was evacuated while still at the gate because of another case of a Galaxy Note 7 burning down.

Brian Green told The Verge that he got his phone from an AT&T store on September 21. A black square symbol indicated that it is a replacement unit, while the phone had a green battery icon.

Green had his phone in his pockets when it started smoking. The phone had around 80% of the battery and powered it down when flight crew requested to turn off mobile phones. He dropped the phone on the floor and burned the plane's carpet.

Since its release late August, the incident brings more damage to Samsung's reputation. When it first hit the market Note 7 was highly regarded before reports surfaces about batteries caught on fire. Lithium batteries are widely used in electronic devices because they are lighter and are smaller than the other comparable batteries but are also susceptible to overheating when damaged or suffering from manufacturing problems.

"In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage" the FAA said last September 8.

The FAA gave the travelers a warning to avoid turning on or charging the phones while flying after the concerns of the device catching fire were raised. Warnings at the airport were posted at airport gates while Airline crews read reminder and in routine safety messages.

Stay tuned for more Samsung Galaxy Note 7 news here at Game & Guide.

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