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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

I do wonder how many phones explode every year.  This could be related to the issues with the initial batch or could  just be bad luck.  A little googling shows that phones appear to explode all the time, even iPhones

http://www.cultofmac.com/291864/iphone-5-catches-fire-mid-flight-causes-emergency-evacuation/

http://www.itechpost.com/articles/36550/20161005/another-apple-iphone-explodes-due-battery-life-issu...

 

I'm actually quite suprised with so many LIon batteries out there and their inherent explosiveness that we don't see it more ofter which I think gives qudos to the companies that make billions of the things.

If there were 1000 smartphones exploding every year (which sounds like an awful lot...) you'd still be looking at only a 0.00005% failure rate (or 1 in every 2 million sold)

Admittedly the failure rate of the initial batch of note 7's was way above this at about 1 in 100,000 which is looking a lot more shakey.........

Although, for more perspective.  Even at that rate, you would be 10 times more likely to die in a car accident than having your phone battery explode....

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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

'tis true, but they make good stories for the press to fill column inches......
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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

Very worrying news. I wouldn't have much faith in them now if honest....

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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

Not just smart phone lithium ion batteries but all the doddgy vape  batteries exploding 

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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

It's no wonder then that some US networks have discontinued selling the Note 7

http://www.sammobile.com/2016/10/09/its-official-att-is-discontinuing-sales-of-the-galaxy-note-7/

T Mobile to follow

 

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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US


@Cleoriff wrote:

It's no wonder then that some US networks have discontinued selling the Note 7

http://www.sammobile.com/2016/10/09/its-official-att-is-discontinuing-sales-of-the-galaxy-note-7/

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Makes sense if there's nothing to sell.....

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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

Just been on BBC Business news this morning... they have reportedly stopped production

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37604083

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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

Well, when you're feeling low this week, remember..
At least you're not Samsung's PR manager.



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Re: Second Replacement Note 7 Catches Fire In US

If he pulls this one off he'll get one hell of a Christmas bonus tho Smiley Happy
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