Monday January 23, 2017

Samsung Announces Cause of Galaxy Note7 Incidents in Press Conference

As we reported at the beginning of the month Samsung was planning on releasing their investigation into the fiery Galaxy Note 7 issues this month. Today they came through. The main issue appears to have been damage to separators allowing negative and positive electrodes to make contact inside the "jelly roll" of the battery. They do - however - point to several contributing causes that allow this to happen.

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Based on what the company learned from the investigation, Samsung implemented a broad range of internal quality and safety processes to further enhance product safety including additional protocols such as the multi-layer safety measures and 8-Point Battery Safety Check. Samsung also formed a Battery Advisory Group of external advisers, academic and research experts to ensure it maintains a clear and objective perspective on battery safety and innovation.