By now, we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung has become synonymous with smartphone explosions. After the Note 7 explosion fiasco, other Samsung smartphones have continued to explode, despite Samsung’s assurance that they are completely safe to use. Irony! Recently, a Reddit user shared a post mentioning about Galaxy S6 Edge Plus explosion. The user woke up in the morning just in time to get ready for work only to find that the phone had exploded. With no background of heating issues, the explosion came out of the blue for the Samsung loyalist. The user lost all the wonderful photos he had captured from African in the fall. “I think I’m done with Samsung for a while, really gonna miss the photos I had from Africa in the fall” said the user. And yet another incident involving Galaxy S6 explosion has come to light. This incident is serious, since a 6-month old baby’s safety was put in danger.

Galaxy S6 that exploded and put a baby's safety at risk (image source: manchester evening)
Galaxy S6 that exploded and put a baby’s safety at risk (image source: manchester evening news)

6-month Old Baby Boy Moved To A Safer Place Moments Before Galaxy S6 Explosion

A Samsung Galaxy S6 exploded inside a home in England on Christmas Eve. Yes! your read that right. The explosion, fortunately, missed a 6-month old baby boy who was about to fall asleep in the line of fire. The report says mother-of-two Victoria Seed was shocked when she heard the bang and saw sparks flying from Samsung Galaxy S6, which was charging at the side of a bed. The explosion left scorch marks in the youngster’s cot. Fortunately, her son Ned had already been taken out of the cot which was located near the bedside table where the phone was being charged. “I grabbed the baby and ran outside and my husband Tim unplugged the phone. I rushed into the bathroom to make sure Ned was okay. He was around 20cm from where the phone was”, Victoria was quoted as saying. The explosion wasn’t really loud, but it was loud enough to make Victoria head straight into the bedroom to see what it was. “There was a flame coming from the phone and sparks flying everywhere. They looked like fireworks.”

A Week After The Explosion No Replacement Phone Yet

Victoria contacted Samsung and told them about the incident. Samsung said they would send out a replacement phone. A week later, she hasn’t received the phone yet. Samsung keeps reiterating about safety but users are increasingly getting annoyed with Samsung. “Samsung stands behind the quality and safety of the millions of Galaxy S6 family phones in the market. Until Samsung is able to obtain and examine any device, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident”, Samsung’s spokesperson said.

Well, should users continue to wait and be apprehensive about toddlers’ safety until “Samsung obtains the device, examines it and determines the true cause”? What do you think about Samsung’s reaction to the recent explosions that have rocked Galaxy devices? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

  • Haggy

    Every time there’s a phone fire, somebody like this author will call it an explosion without offering any proof or even any evidence. What exploded and how?