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Hot potato! How to ditch your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before it explodes

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to be the company’s ultimate triumph. Instead, it became a tragedy. After multiple reports of exploding batteries, a full recall that floundered, and replacement Note 7 handsets that also exploded, it’s time to call it: The Galaxy Note 7 is unsafe. Under absolutely no circumstances should you continue to use your Galaxy Note 7, ask for a replacement Note 7, or buy a new one.

Exploding batteries are no joke — especially when those faulty batteries are inside a device that you hold in your hands, cradle next to your face, and sleep next to at night. The issue is so serious that airlines ban Note 7-carrying passengers from planes and carriers have stopped selling the device.