Published on September 9th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 burns down Jeep Cherokee
A family in Florida, North America has lost their Jeep Cherokee and a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 when the Note 7 left on a charger allegedly burst into flames this week Monday and destroyed both itself and the Jeep.
According to local TV station, Fox 13, Nathan Dornacher and his wife Lydia were visiting garage sales in St. Petersburg, Florida on Labor Day with their daughter and their pet dog. They stopped at their home to unload a desk they had purchased earlier. While they got the desk out of the Cherokee’s rear hatch Nathan left his brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 charging in the Jeep’s center console. When the family went to leave again to run more errands, they were shocked to see that the Jeep’s interior was engulfed in flames and thick black smoke was pouring out of the panel gaps.
The St. Petersburg Fire department responded to the Dornachers’, but it was too late for the Cherokee. The fire destroyed the vehicle, which was dearly loved by Nathan and heavily modified with aftermarket equipment.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has gained a nasty reputation for spontaneous combustion since its release in August this year and it is best that owners of Samsung’s latest phone take note of this.