Samsung is investigating whether there was an incident with one of the company’s phones overheating while in the possession of a U.S. Senate staffer, a company representative told Yahoo News on Thursday.
According to Megan Pollock, senior director for communications at Samsung Electronics America, Samsung was notified that a device belonging to a staffer for U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., overheated. She said Samsung is trying to get the phone from the staffer in order to perform tests.
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, initially announced last August that it was looking into its Galaxy Note7 handsets after owners claimed on social media that their phones had burst into flames. Shortly thereafter, the company issued a recall for the handset and promised owners that they would receive a safe replacement unit. Unfortunately, those replacements also had a defect that caused them to catch fire, which resulted in Samsung issuing a second recall and scrapping the entire project.
SOURCE: Yahoo News Online