Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, reports The Verge.
Samsung recently undertook the most expensive smartphone recall in history to ensure that incidents like these wouldn’t occur.
That’s why its a major concern that not only are original Galaxy Note 7 smartphones still catching alight, so are the replacement versions that supposedly fixed this error.
“The Verge spoke to Brian Green, owner of the Note 7, on the phone earlier today and he confirmed that he had picked up the new phone at an AT&T store on September 21st.”
“A photograph of the box shows the black square symbol that indicates a replacement Note 7 and Green said it had a green battery icon.”
While it is likely this is just one of the older models that slipped through the cracks, it may not be the worst idea to opt for another device instead.