Galaxy Note 7 battery explodes in hands of six-year-old



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Problems with the inflammable Samsung phones continue to increase as reports of damage from overheating batteries transpire. Due to this, Samsung officials warn Note 7 users to turn off their devices and return them.

Shares of Samsung Electronics dropped drastically by seven percent as the week began. The stocks decreased by $14.3 billion in market value.

“There is no way to recover this version of the phone. … Samsung has a huge black eye,” said tech analyst Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group to “USA Today.”

Over the past weekend, a six-year-old boy from Brooklyn, New York was watching videos on the phone when the device suddenly caught on fire. The family immediately called 911, and he was rapidly taken to the Downstate Medical Center with several burns on his body.

“He is home now and doesn’t want to see or go near any phones. He’s been crying to his mother,” said the child’s grandmother, Linda Lewis to the “New York Times.”

The recall of the devices was issued earlier this month after 35 separate reports of batteries overheating and leading to fire. The company has agreed to replace every Galaxy Note 7.

“The gift could not have been more timely from Samsung to Apple. It will be a tailwind for iPhone sales. When you’re debating about which phone to get, you want to hold off until the phone is safe,” said Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray to “USA Today.”