SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Samsung’s smartphone problem is getting even hotter.
A man is suing the company after he says his Galaxy Note 7 exploded in his pocket.READ MORE: New COVID Variant 'Omicron' Identified; Here's What You Need To Know
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Samsung announced weeks ago it was recalling 2.5 million cellphones.
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U.S. safety regulators first warned owners not to use the Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes. Now they are saying not to turn them on at all.