Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Redux: Samsung factory where recalled Galaxy Note 7 batteries were stored catches fire
Just when it looked like the dust on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle had settled down, the South Korean giant has once again been revisited by its biggest nightmare. Yes, you guessed it right – batteries! The factory that was storing the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries caught fire!
A Samsung factory in China caught fire on Wednesday due to faulty batteries and other waste products. The incident took place at the Samsung SDI plant, located in the northern city of Tianjin in China. Samsung SDI is the affiliate responsible for designing and manufacturing the company’s batteries.
A spokesman for Samsung SDI told that it was a “minor fire” that took place in a waste deposit area of the factor. However, no was injured and also there was no major impact on the factory’s operations, with most of the factory continuing to normality.
On the other hand, the fire department specifically cited lithium batteries as the fuel behind the conflagration.
In a blog post, fire officials said the “material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products.” The Wuqing branch of the Tianjin Fire Department also said that it sent 110 firefighters and 19 trucks to the scene to extinguish the fire.
The news of batteries catching fire is definitely not good for Samsung when it is trying to repair its reputation with the launch of Galaxy S8 within the next couple of months. The company has already confirmed a Note 8 will arrive later this year.
For those unfamiliar, the Galaxy Note 7 recall process had caused Samsung a global loss of $17 billion due to its faulty batteries catching fire.
For those unfamiliar, the Note7 recall process caused Samsung a global loss of $17 billion, due to its faulty batteries catching fire.
Looks like Samsung will have to completely erase the inauspicious Note 7 from its history to get out this bad bad time!