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The official Galaxy Note 7 return kit includes safety gloves


Safety Gloves
Image credit: XDA Developers

Earlier on Tuesday it emerged Samsung had finally pulled the plug on the Galaxy Note 7, halting production and advising owners to immediately halt use.

Now the company is sending buyers, who purchased the phablet directly, special return kits that include safety gloves.

The package, shown off by XDA Developers features a static shielding sleeve and three three different boxes, the last of which is lined with fire retardant ceramic fiber paper.

Incidentally, that’s the stuff they use to line ovens because it can withstand temperatures in excess of 2300-degrees Fahrenheit.

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In a note accompanying the return kit “designed specifically for the Galaxy Note 7” the firm says “some individuals may be sensitive to ceramic fibre paper lining the Recovery Box” so the gloves have been included as a “courtesy.”

The firm says those returning the device must to do via the ground, in order to avoid the near-catastrophy experienced by one replacement Note 7 owner last week.

His new Galaxy Note 7 began smoking when boarding a Southwest Airlines plane, an incident which spelled the end for the Note 7.

Has your trust in Samsung been shaken by the way it has handled the Note 7 situation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

You can see the unboxing of the box in the video below.


October 11, 2016, 10:18 pm

More misleading media clickbait headlines, implying the gloves are for the device, which they're not. Knock it off "trusted" reviews. It's the media killing this great "iPhone killer" not the few alleged fires.


October 11, 2016, 11:22 pm

What is the industry failure rate? How does the Note 7 actually compare? (Sorry - that would require some journalism, not your typical TR hack job)

Prem Desai

October 12, 2016, 10:06 am

Not sure if the article has been amended since your post, but it does (now) state that the gloves are for people who may have a reaction to the packaging material.


October 12, 2016, 1:53 pm

'Trusted' reviews are desperately trying to match their journalism level to sister site 'iPhone arena' :(

Yes toboev that's what I would also love to see an honest figures showing how many Exynos handsets actually caught fire here in EU. But that would require better skills than just copy-paste...

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