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A Samsung Smartphone That Was Supposed to Not Explode Just Caused a Southwest Flight to Evacuate

A passenger’s Galaxy Note 7 began emitting plumes of smoke on an airplane Wednesday morning, forcing the Southwest Airlines flight to evacuate while still at the gate. Here’s the thing: The passenger bought his Note 7 after the exploding smartphones had been recalled. Brian Green told the Verge that he had just picked up the phone on Sept. 21. This is bad news for Samsung, which recalled the Galaxy Note 7 in September after several instances in which the phone’s battery exploded.
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