Samsung Galaxy S7 Explodes In Man's Hands, Causes Second-Degree And Third-Degree Burns


A Samsung Galaxy S7 has exploded in the hands of a man in Winnipeg, causing second- and third-degree burns.

Following the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it looks like the South Korean company's troubles are not over just yet.

Galaxy S7 Catches Fire, Injures Man

Amarjit Mann is a 34-year-old man who was out driving on a Sunday morning. While on the road, the Galaxy S7 in his pocket started to get warm.

Mann stopped the vehicle and pulled it out of his pocket, but when he did, it exploded in his hands, leaving second-degree burns. His wrists were also caught in the blast, sustaining third-degree burns.

"This is a nightmare for me, I've never seen anything like this," he told CTV Winnipeg. "I should've lost my eyes, or my cheeks or anything could have happened," he added, saying that he was fortunate enough that he didn't have the phone to his ear when it started to combust.

Luckily, Mann says he managed to throw out the Galaxy S7 from his car before it caused even more injuries and damaged his vehicle.

However, doctors have told him that he has to recover for at least four weeks before he can continue his job as a mechanic, according to him.

The Winnipeg Sun reports that Mann intends to sue the company.

Customer Safety Stays As Highest Priority

Samsung says it can't respond to the incident until it gets ahold of the Galaxy S7 in question and analyze it thoroughly to determine what caused the explosion, but it did make it clear that the customers' safety is still the highest priority and that the past issues of the Galaxy Note 7 is isolated.

"Customer safety remains our highest priority and we remain committed to working with any customer who has experienced an issue with a Samsung product in order to address the customer's concerns. The issues with the Galaxy Note 7 are isolated to that model," a Samsung spokesperson told Fortune.

Samsung ran full-page apology ads on major U.S. newspapers earlier this month for the Galaxy Note 7 issue, which sank the company's profits by 30 percent down to $4.5 billion in the third quarter.

Galaxy Note 7 Debacle Far From Ending?

Other Samsung-branded phones that also caught fire recently include a Galaxy J5 in Pau, France.

According to the owner, the device was bought on the internet in June, and in light of the incident, they were going to pursue legal actions against the smartphone maker.

No injuries were reported and the fire was extinguished quickly before it could cause severe damages.

Hopefully, Mann's ordeal will be the last of these exploding Galaxy phones.

"People need to be aware of this. It's like a bomb you can carry," he told the Winnipeg Sun.

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