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Samsung Note 7 Battery Explosions

20 September 2016 Written by 
Published in Samsung Note Repairs

It's been across the world and back by now... 

 

By now, almost everyone with even an passing interest in technology has heard about Samsung's hiccup with the Note 7 release, and the inevitable recall for the model worldwide. On the off chance that you haven't anything in the news about the Note 7, since it's release, a number of phones have exploded due to faulty batteries. At the time of writing, the number of explosions reported was less than 100, although I'm sure that number will increase slightly. 

Now, considering Samsung have shipped over 2.5 million Note 7s since it was released, the current 'failure' rate for them is about 1 in 25,000. None the less, as the issue is a lot more dangerous than the average reason for a product recall (iPhone 5 battery draining problem), Samsung have elected to recall all units sold and remove the phone from sale for a number of weeks. If you so happened to have bought a Note 7 already, it hasn't exploded, and you're wondering if you have a ticking time bomb in your pocket, there is a way to find out. 

Samsung have released a helpful online checker that can tell if your phone is part of the product recall, and as such, may have a faulty battery inside. The site can be found by using the following link; 

http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000170

Here, all you will need to do is type in your phones IMEI number, which can be found on the retail box of the phone, or by dialing *#06# on the phone app. The site will then tell you if you phone is affected by the product recall. 

 

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