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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by battery design flaws and manufacturing defects 24 January 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires and explosions were caused by defects in the smartphone's battery, and the company has now released details of its investigation into the issue.The South Korean tech giant said that leading industry consultancy groups UL, Exponent and TUV Rheinland also conducted investigations into the problem....

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US Government bans carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s on aircraft 17 October 2016

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on October 14 imposing a total ban on carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones onto aircraft in the USA, even if they are switched off and powered down. Airline passengers caught with the recalled devices at US airports could face criminal charges and fines, the order said....

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 must be returned in explosion-proof box 13 October 2016

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which have been recalled by the company because of their tendency to explode or catch fire, must be returned in an explosion proof box, according to a video posted by XDA Developers on October 11. The special return packaging for the Galaxy Note 7 includes specific packing instructions, a thermally insulated box, and even a set of gloves to handle the recalled smartphones....

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Samsung suspends Galaxy Note 7 production after replacements also catch fire 10 October 2016

Samsung Electronics suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Reuters said on October 10, quoting an un-named source. This follows reports of fires in replacement devices, including one that caused the evacuation of a passenger plane in Louisville on October 5 and an earlier bedroom fire caused by a Note 7 in Kentucky....

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Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over exploding batteries 01 September 2016

Samsung Electronics is recalling its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of battery problems causing a number of the phones to explode and catch fire in the US and South Korea. The South Korean company said customers who had already bought the phone would be able to swap it for a new one....

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South Korean electronics companies experience repeated noxious gas leaks 26 March 2013

According to the Yonhap news agency, Samsung Electronics Co. held a briefing for local residents in Hwaseong, on March 25 where it announced plans to improve safety measures. On January 28 a leak of hydrofluoric acid at the company's semiconductor plant in the town 60 kilometers south of Seoul. killed one worker and injured four others. ...

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Samsung toxic leak raises further doubts over safety practices 05 March 2013

A toxic gas leak on March 5 at a chemical factory in South Korea left 11 workers hospitalised and forced the evacuation of residents living nearby, local officials said. The incident occurred at a factory in the southeastern industrial city of Gumi, where a hydrochloric acid leak at another factory last September left more than 3,000 people seeking medical treatment....

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Samsung managers probed over fatal chemical leak 28 February 2013

South Korean police said on February 27 that they were investigating three Samsung managers for possible negligent homicide after the toxic chemical leak at a chip-making plant on January 27. One worker was killed trying to stop the leak of hydrofluoric acid at the Samsung Electronics’ plant in the city of Hwaseong, 43 kilometres southwest of central Seoul....

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Samsung chemical leak kills one 06 February 2013

A toxic chemical leak at a Samsung Electronics chipmaking plant in South Korea on January 27 left one worker dead and four injured, the company has announced. The five repair workers were called to stop a leak of diluted hydrofluoric acid at the plant in the city of Hwaseong, 43 kilometres southwest of Seoul, a Samsung spokesman said. ...