5 Times You Don’t Want Your Galaxy Note 7 Battery Exploding - Dispatch Weekly

September 6, 2016 - Reading time: 4 minutes

Last Friday, Samsung recalled Galaxy Note 7 cellphones when reports were made that they were catching fire or exploded when charging.

The stopped sales and replacements of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 cellphones were estimated to cost Samsung up to $1 billion.

According to Credit Suisse, for every Galaxy Note 7 unit it sells, Samsung gets around $600 in revenue and $108 operating profit. During the run up to Christmas, the South Korean company was hoping to ship 4-5 million units in the current quarter.

Here are five times you definitely don’t want your Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding on you.

#1 When You’re About to Orgasm

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You’ve set the romantic music, dimmed the lights and are getting in the mood with your partner, when “bam!” the moment’s over. It’s all over her face.

#2 When You’re Cooking Pasta

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Who knew cooking a simple 7-minute Italian dish could be so hair-raising?

#3 When You’re Showing Off Your Latest Skateboard Skills


Just when you were showing off your latest skateboard trick, gravity and an overheated cellphone battery brought you back down to earth.

#4 When You Give the Baby Your Galaxy Note 7 Battery to Play With


No babies were harmed in the making of this post, well only third-degree burns and mental scars. Do not give your baby your Galaxy Note 7 to play with, unless you secretly hate it for stealing your youth and want it to die a horrible death.

#5 When You’re Making a Fruit Salad


You’ve bought fruits, chopped the watermelons and are now adding grapes to your almost too-good-to-be-true fruit salad, when, “boom!” your  Galaxy Note 7 battery explodes in your hand and the cats get hit by watermelon skins. Although watermelon hats could be the new cat craze to hit 2016.

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