Launched on August 19th, Samsung issued a recall just two weeks later for 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, due to the possibility of 1 in every 42,000 having a faulty battery.
Sure, the US Product Safety Commission has been salty over not having been notified about the recall before it was announced, but in the meantime Samsung has created a software update for the rest of the world which prevents the Note 7 from being charged over 60%.
So far, the FAA has banned fliers from putting their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones into their checked luggage, in addition to banning passengers from turning on or charging their Note 7 while on planes.
Even New Jersey Transit is forcing passengers to turn off their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before entering stations or boarding.
Naturally, enforcement of those bans has been an issue, as few people can actually tell the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from other Samsung 7s, so it won’t be long until all cellphones including the Alligator are banned from public transit.