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Airlines are putting fire-resistant bags on board to fight combusting phones

Battery fires continue to vex airlines, even after Samsung scrapped production of its exploding Galaxy Note 7.

Some carriers are putting up a new line of defense against burning mobile devices: bright red fire-containment bags that can withstand temperatures of 3,200 degrees Fahrenheit (1760 degrees Celsius). 243 more words

The Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will cost Samsung at least $2.3 billion in lost profits

Many questions still persist after Samsung officially ceased production of the Galaxy Note 7. What caused the devices to explode? Why has Samsung been so cagey about addressing the issue publicly? 208 more words

Stop using your Galaxy Note 7 immediately and turn it off, Samsung tells customers

Samsung’s launch of its latest flagship smartphone has now turned into a full-blown fiasco.

After reports of more exploding devices surfaced last weekend, the Korean tech giant is now telling all of its retailers and carrier partners to immediately stop selling the Galaxy Note 7.  573 more words

Samsung will suspend production of the Galaxy Note 7 as replacement phones continue to explode

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices keep exploding, and the company is now taking drastic measures to reverse course.

Within the past five days, four reports surfaced from Galaxy Note 7 owners in the US claiming that their phones suddenly caught fire. 373 more words

The pioneer of lithium-ion has been denied a Nobel yet again, and battery researchers are not happy

The cream of the world’s battery-research community have been gathered in Honolulu this week to mark the 25th anniversary of the commercial lithium-ion battery, the little invention that has enabled smart phones, laptops, and the entire consumer-electronics revolution. 364 more words

Now Samsung washing machines are blowing up, too

Buyer beware: It’s not just Samsung smartphones that are blowing up. The company’s washing machines are catching fire, too.

On Sept. 28 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  435 more words

Crushed Electronic Gadget Caused Fire On Qantas Flight

Discussion of the now-recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its occasionally exploding batteries had an interesting side effect: it brought the problem of lithium-ion battery fires… 193 more words