According to the report, Thirteen-year-old Abby Zuis was holding her Note 7 when she felt a strange burning sensation. She dropped the device which began smoking and melted the protective case. Images of the phone show the typical split body and rectangular burn markings we've seen from other Note 7 phones that have exploded. Thankfully, Miss Zuis was uninjured other than a small burn on her thumb.
The girl's father explains that they had originally purchased the phone in August and had exchanged it on September 21 in accordance with Samsung's recall of the Note 7. He provided receipts of both transactions to KSTP news.
A Samsung representative told KSTP "We want to reassure our customers that we take every report seriously and we are engaged with the Zuis family to ensure we are doing everything we can for them and their daughter." They then confirmed that the incident is under investigation.
This is the second high-profile case of a replacement Note 7 doing the very same thing they were all originally recalled for. A passenger boarding a flight from Lousiville to Baltimore had a similar incident with his Note 7 on Wednesday. An additional report from Taiwan says a replacement Note 7 had exploded.
We're not sure what to make of this. We only hope any issues are resolved before anyone is hurt or any further property damage happens. Stay safe.
Thanks, Spencer, for the heads up!