One does not simply return the Note 7 …
By now you’ve all heard about the issues Samsung is having with its Note 7. Scroll down to the video if you know the story by heart and enjoy. If you don’t, let me recap it real quick for you:
Samsung released its latest mobile on August 19th. Problems started to appear soon after. On September 2nd the recall of 2.5 million Note 7 phones was issued. The reason: A faulty battery. Those things happen, and while it certainly is annoying for people who have to send their smartphones back it is still better than spontaneous mobile combustion.
Just a couple of days later the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration advised owners of the Samsung Note 7 not to turn on their mobile when on a plane and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission strongly recommended not to use the phone at all.
Things escalated quickly afterwards: More and more user stories about Note 7 phones that caught fire emerged even though Samsung tried to fix the issue all the while. Finally Samsung halted sales and production of the mobile on October 11th. It will not be re-released.
Now: Apparently it isn’t even safe to return the Note 7 via mail … if you don’t take special precautions. Xdadevelopers released a video on their channel that shows how they unpack the package for returning the phone. It includes a thermally protected box, rubber gloves ( 😮 ), and shipping instructions!
Keep going for the video and let us know in the comments below if you got a similar box to return your Note 7 (if you ever bought one).