Three Galaxy Note 7s have reportedly exploded in the last week.

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Samsung’s exploding smartphone woes continue with more reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7s exploding.

A Minnesota teenager told a Minneapolis-St. Paul TV station that she felt a “weird, burning sensation” in her thumb while holding her Galaxy Note 7 Friday afternoon. That report was followed Saturday by news that a Kentucky man had to go to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after another replacement Galaxy Note 7 caught fire earlier this week.

Samsung said it is looking into the issues and will share its findings when its investigation is complete.

“Even though there are a limited number of reports, we want to reassure customers that we are taking every report seriously,” Samsung said in a statement. “If we determine a product safety issue exists, Samsung will take immediate steps approved by the CPSC [Consumer Product Safety Commission] to resolve the situation.”

The new reports emerge just days after a smoking replacement Galaxy Note 7 led to the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines flight Wednesday. The incidents are the latest headache for the Korean electronics giant, which has been grappling with massive a public relations mess. Samsung has recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices worldwide after a battery flaw caused dozens of the phones to explode or burst into flames.

Compounding Samsung’s nightmare is the possibility it might face a second recall of the Galaxy Note 7. The Federal Aviation Administration and the CPSC are reportedly investigating the Southwest incident.

Updated at 10 a.m. PTwith Samsung comment.


Two more replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7s said to explode – CNET