Consumer recalls happen all the time, and most Americans find that their daily lives aren’t affected by them much. However, every now and again a company will produce a product that is used so widely that even the smallest recall can affect most of the country. That’s what happened with the GM ignition switch recall, and the Chinese drywall recall, and the Takata recall. Now, a new recall is looming, and if you have a Samsung smartphone, you will definitely need to pay attention to this one.
When Samsung Galaxy Notes Go Supernova…
Samsung issued a statement saying that everyone with a Galaxy Note 7 should stop using the phone and turn it in. This new federal recall is being spurred on by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The agency warns consumers that the phone could catch on fire due to defective battery cells. However, many analysts are worried that consumers won’t take the recall seriously.
If you think your Samsung phone won’t be affected by this battery defect, think about this. A man up the road in St. Petersburg went to a garage sale and bought a desk for his daughter. He returned home and left his Galaxy Note 7 charging while he unloaded his desk. When he returned to the Jeep, and opened the door, he was met by a wall of flames. Since he didn’t have a fire extinguisher handy, the man had to stand there and watch his car burn while he waited for the fire department to arrive.
Take recalls seriously! These defective devices can cause property damage and personal injury, so don’t take your safety for granted. For more info about recalls and what you can do, keep following our blog. You can also use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word about recalls, so log on and share your ideas about product safety with us.