Admittedly when the first stories of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 catching fire were published, my initial thoughts were someone did it on purpose to get media attention, or maybe they used a bad charger, but I was wrong. And I’m sorry for thinking that.

After multiple news outlets reported the stories and more continued to pile on, Samsung opened an investigation and found the stories to be true. Samsung issued a full recall, without government assistance in the US, and there are reports almost daily of new incidents of Note 7s catching fire even after the voluntary recall.

After doing some research, it appears the same problem is afflicting the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. I cannot confirm if this is due to faulty batteries, but given the nature of the Note 7 it’s more than likely due to a Samsung issue. Granted the S7 has been out much longer than the Note 7, but that doesn’t mean the stories aren’t true.

Here’s what I found:

S7 edge catches fire while charging overnight from Phonearena where a man’s S7 edge caught fire while sleeping overnight. He had his S7 edge hooked up to the OEM charger and it caught fire.

On May 30th, according to website, a construction worker working on an Amazon bookstore in Ohio, had his S7 edge catch fire in his pocket causing serious second and third degree burns. Third degree burns are the worst of the grading system as it burns through the dermis and affects deeper tissue permanently.

Going back just a year with the release of the Galaxy S6 edge+ there were also reports of that phone catching fire just like these other incidents.


I cannot say with full authority if any of these cases are legitimate but the pictures and evidence in the pdf (read with caution, graphic images), and stories all point to faulty batteries. Samsung found the faulty errors in batteries mainly coming from Samsung SDI, and who is to say they didn’t make faulty batteries before the Note 7.

At this point, if you still own your Galaxy Note 7, go return it immediately. The device isn’t worth the risk of property damage let alone personal damage. If you own another Galaxy device made in the last year, be aware there is a chance your phone might be faulty too.


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  1. Oh look,time to crawl out of woodwork to grab some clicks. If it were a story with the S7 series,you would have seen it before now(6 mos. Later).Very convenient, piggyback click bait writers (the term used very loosely).Have a super day.

  2. My Samsung galaxy s6 edge caught fire while on charge with the original charger. I sent it off but samsung tried to blame water damage even though my phone has been nowhere near water. They admitted on the phone that even dampness in the air could cause it but they still refuse to replace it so ive been stuck paying £40 a month for a year now for a phone that has a cracked screen from the heat and that can only charge for small amounts of time before it gets too hot and burns something. Samsung, Carphone warhouse and EE all refuse to take responsibility for it and Smasung tried to say its never happed before and that I was probably
    just lying about it

  3. My Samsung s6 edge plus caught my papers on fire not on a charger. Version kicked me out of there Plano Texas store on Hwy 75. An employer pulled me to the side and said get a good Lawyer after the manager ran me off from the store there. They said take it up with Samsung. I bought the Phone from Verizon not Samsung. Beware of Samsung sharks CEO is in jail over embezzling millions while hurting their customers putting our lives at risk.

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