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Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ‘Permanently Disfigured’ 5-Year-Old’s Face; Other Samsung Phones With Exploding Batteries Revealed


The world is aware of the dangerous problem that plagued the now recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Numerous people who bought the phone have complained about the phone exploding due to its defective battery. Now, a new report claimed that the Galaxy Note 7 isn't the only handset with the battery problem, but its earlier iteration too -- the Galaxy Note 4.

A five-year-old girl in Anshun City in Guizhou Province, China suffered second-degree burns on her face and hands after her father's Galaxy Note 4 caught fire. The phone exploded while it was charging on a bedside table that was next to the sleeping child, according to TODAYonline

The girl's father, Feng Lingling, recounted that his daughter cried after the explosion happened at 4 AM on Thursday, March 9. Feng's hair was also burned.

The girl's serious burns could make her face permanently disfigured, according to the hospital she was taken to. The child couldn't eat or speak because of the injury, too.

Samsung will cover all of the child's medical expenses by giving 10,000 RMB ($1447) to the family. The South Korean tech giant's China office also expressed their "deepest concern to the injured."

Feng purchased his Galaxy Note 4 new in August 2016. Samsung first released the phone to the public in October 2014. Feng's exploded phone was shown with its battery appearing to have expanded.

The Galaxy Note 4 isn't the only older Samsung phone that exploded and put users' safety in peril. In September 2016, a six-year-old boy in Brooklyn suffered burns on his body after the Samsung Galaxy Core he was watching videos on exploded in his hands, CNET reported.

The Galaxy Core rolled out in May 2013. However, the phone hasn't been recalled and its batteries didn't experience any overheating prior to the boy's accident.

Some Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge units have exploded, too. The incidents happened to an owner in Canada, in Ohio and one to a staff of a major carrier in the United States.

In November last year, Samsung also recalled nearly three million washing machines because of its high risk of catching fire. The washing machines' lid can dislodge violently due to extreme vibrations caused by heavy laundry such as bedding or bulky materials.

Reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding surfaced from Korea, Taiwan and Australia. The majority of it all occurred in the U.S. Bear in mind that electronic devices with batteries are all prone to exploding when their manufacturing process wasn't done right.

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