There seems no end in sight to Samsung’s troubles with the Galaxy Note 7. Just days after reports that replacement devices were experiencing high battery drain and slow charging, the WSJ says the company is investigating complaints that some replacement units are overheating.

In several cases reported in the U.S. and in South Korea, consumers who received a replacement smartphone said that the new device was too hot to place next to the ear during a phone call.

Samsung claims that the issue ‘does not pose a safety concern,’ but news that exploding phones have now been followed by exploding Samsung washing-machines certainly won’t be helping consumer confidence in the brand …


CNN report says the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a safety warning after reports of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines exploding.

The commission suggested people use only the delicate cycle to wash bedding and water-resistant and bulky items because the lower spin speed “lessens the risk of impact injuries or property damage due to the washing machine becoming dislodged.”

Sounds like whoever heads up quality assurance at Samsung may be looking for a new job.

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