Samsung Phone Explodes on 5-Year-Old Girl’s Face in China

A little girl n China was sleeping when she woke up to the agonizing pain of a Samsung phone that blew up near her face.

The explosion occurred in Guizhou around 4 a.m. on Thursday, Shanghaiist reported. Feng Lingling, the girl’s father, woke up when he heard the alarming noise and saw his daughter’s face had been burned.

The daughter, 5-year-old Yun, was immediately takento the hospital. According to her mother, she was in so much pain that she could not eat or sleep.

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To the family’s heartbreak, Yun faces the risk of permanent disfigurement, according to Sina. Her follow-up treatment will also be expensive.

Feng was sleeping next to Yun at the time of the incident. He said that his phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, was charging overnight when it exploded. He said he bought it from a local store in August for 2,699 yuan ($390).

Unfortunately, Yun was sleeping nearest to the device and easily sustained the worst injuries. Feng, on the other hand, burned some of his hair.

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In defense, the phone’s seller claimed that the phone was real. A supervision authority likewise confirmed that the store is an official Samsung distributor.

Interestingly, a Samsung employee reportedly checked on Feng and claimed that the explosion may have been caused by a fake battery. Feng denied switching batteries since his purchase.

The store paid 10,000 yuan ($1,450) to cover Yun’s medical expenses.

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But of course, we’ve heard that Samsung’s mobile devices have blow up more than a few times in the past. The Galaxy Note 7’s reputation was so bad that, for one, a government office in China banned all employees from using it. There had also been reports of exploding Samsung washing machines in a separate matter.

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