A Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone caught fire mid-air on a Jet Airways flight from Delhi to Indore, India, sparking concern of a potential repeat of last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
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October 24, 2017 – There were no injuries among the 120 passengers on board the flight, as the crew was able to put the fire out by submerging the Galaxy J7 in water, according to India Today.
However, the incident has given Samsung new reason to worry, as the electronics giant braces for another potential exploding phone catastrophe. The company says that it is in touch with authorities regarding the Galaxy J7 incident, and will notify the public as information becomes available.
The Galaxy J7 belonged to Arpita Dhal, a woman from Delhi who noticed smoke pouring out of her handbag 15 minutes into the flight and called for assistance.
The crew tried to put out the fire with extinguishers but they were not functional, and instead were forced to submerge the Galaxy J7 in water to put out the fire. As a precaution, the other 2 cell phones from the handbag were placed in a tray of water.
“I will complain against Jet Airways after I return home,” Dhal said. “This is a question of safety of passengers in flights. If there is a major fire or blast what will they do when their fire extinguishers don’t work like this.”
Last year’s global Note 7 recall cost Samsung upwards of $20 billion in lost revenue, and the company has been criticized for squeezing consumers over every dollar of compensation. Evidence has surfaced of the company attempting to keep customers in the dark as to what exactly had been causing the fires, as a leaked text from a Samsung representative showed.
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