According to a man from Florida, his Jeep Grand Cherokee was up in flames because of a Samsung #GalaxyNote7 he left in the car. The user named, Nathan Dornacher, claims that he had purchased the Galaxy Note 7 only four days prior to the incident. Needless to say, the news outlets and the media have been hounding him for the past few days for a sound bite.
It’s interesting to note that there is currently no evidence to suggest that the fire was triggered due to the Galaxy Note 7. But since this happens to coincide with some 35+ reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding because of a faulty battery, fingers are being pointed.
Foul play cannot be ruled out as of now since the investigations haven’t been concluded. That being said, this entire episode is giving Samsung the bad press it didn’t need at this point. The Korean manufacturer has already ordered a recall of the Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to cost the company billions of dollars.
Picking up on what the news outlets had said, Samsung came up with a statement.
“We are aware of the incident and we are working with Mr. Dornacher to investigate his case and ensure we do everything we can for him. Consumer safety is Samsung’s highest priority. With regard to the Galaxy Note 7, we are asking owners to take advantage of the Product Exchange Program announced on Friday of last week. The program offers Note 7 owners the opportunity to exchange the phone for a new one.“
Via: Android Authority