Reports of new replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire could mean the end of the Note 7.
Update: Yes indeed. Samsung is discontinueing the Note 7.
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The unprecedented global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could spiral into a production an sales stop of the Galaxy Note 7. There have been three incidents of new replacement Note 7 catching fire. This means Samsung has not entirely solved the battery issue from the original Note 7. The replacement models that the first customers received can catch fire too.
One new Note 7 caught fire on a Southwest airline flight. Another one exploded in the hands of a teenage girl in Minnesota. The third known incident sent a man to the hospital with symptoms caused by smoke inhalation when his Note 7 burst into flames while he was sleeping.
Samsung has not yet responded to the new accidents involving new replacement Note 7 devices. There have been reports of replacement Note 7 devices catching fires right after the recall launched. Samsung said about these incidents that they have been caused by an external heat source or external shock.
All major US carriers are offering Galaxy Note 7 owners a replacement or refund in case they do not feel comfortable anymore with their new Note 7.
Samsung and Consumer Product Safety commission have to inform consumers now about the situation with the replacement Note 7 devices.
The Verge's Jordan Golson says it with drastic words, but in essence this is where things stand with the Note 7: "The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a fundamentally defective product and it should be pulled from the market without delay."