Every few months, there's another tragic news story about a fatal house fire, car accident or freak electrocution caused by an everyday gadget. Usually the victim was doing something stupid - but that doesn't mean it can't happen to you too. Thankfully, you can dramatically decrease the odds of death and injury by following these eight simple rules.
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Throughout the Samsung Galaxy Note7's worldwide safety recall and subsequent discontinuation, the South Korean conglomerate remained pretty tight-lipped about what caused the issue. We knew that overheating batteries were to blame, but a thorough explanation was not forthcoming. Today, following months of extensive instigation, Samsung has finally come clean. Here is its explanation.
The infamous Galaxy Note7 safety recall does not seem to have put much of a dent in Samsung's standing with customers. A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found that Samsung smartphone users were as loyal to their brand as Apple iPhone users. Furthermore, the Note7 safety recall made no difference to consumers' overall opinion of the company.
With Christmas rapidly approaching, many shoppers are looking to pick up popular gift ideas like drones, smartphones and slow cookers for their loved ones. Unfortunately, some items aren't safe and should not be purchased under any circumstances. Consumer watchdog Choice recently named and shamed a range of products that were recalled due to safety concerns in 2016. Here are 12 to avoid putting under your Christmas tree.
Samsung has released a software update for the volatile Galaxy Note7 smartphone that caps the maximum charge level to 60 per cent. This does not mean your Galaxy Note7 is now safe to use -- Samsung is still imploring users to return the device for a replacement or refund. But in the meantime, the chances of your Note7 bursting into flames should be a bit lower.
Samsung has temporarily suspended production of Galaxy Note 7 in response to continued smartphone explosions. It appears that at least some replacement units are suffering from the same fault that can cause the phone to burst into flames, prompting a second safety recall. Here's what you need to know.
Put down that bread roll. The NSW Food Authority has issued a recall on a number of bread roll products found in Coles, Woolworths, Metcash/IGA, corner stores and other food services outlets across NSW and the ACT due to fears that they may metal pieces. Here are all the brands that are being recalled.
Samsung Australia has finally revealed details about its Galaxy Note7 safety recall. As previously reported, all customers are entitled to a replacement, repair or refund. Yes, this includes eBay purchases, postpaid mobile plans and grey market imports. Here's everything you need to know to get your Note7 replaced or refunded in Australia.