Samsung recalled their entire Galaxy Note 7 product line over the last few weeks, with more than 2 million units in place at a cost of over a billion dollars. But the story might not be over yet.
Reports this week are suggesting that a Note 7 handset went on fire during an American flight, and the word is that this was one of the newer replacement devices. If that ends up being true, Samsung could be forced to issue a second recall.
The flight was departing from Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday when a smartphone was seen to be smoking while in the pocket of a passenger, according to Bloomberg. No one was hurt and the phone is currently with the Arson squad who are attempting to determine if it is indeed one of the newer models.
This is more bad news for Samsung who just can't seem to get out ahead of the issues with the Note 7. Reviews for the phone were massively positive on release, before the battery problems reared their head and there's no doubt that some users will have abandoned the brand in the wake of these troubles.
We'll have to wait and see how they respond to this new turn of events.