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Samsung tries to cover up an incident where a Galaxy S4 burst into flames

Earlier this month, a user uploaded a video on YouTube showing his Galaxy S4 catching fire while charging. Since the unit was under warranty the owner could simply get it replaced from the company. However, in a follow-up video, the user shows viewers a letter he received from Samsung that demands the user take the video down and never discuss it again if he wants to receive a replacement unit.

This isn’t the first time we are hearing about a Samsung Galaxy S4 catching fire. Back in June we reported that a Galaxy S4 had caught fire while the user was playing a game, he threw the device across the room which landed on a sofa that caught fire as well, which led to his apartment being burnt down. Earlier this month a video was posted online on YouTube showing a Galaxy S4 catching fire while charging, one can see the charging port being burnt. Since the unit was under warranty and it had sustained damage, the owner could simply get it replaced from the company. However, it appears that Samsung tried to cover the incident up, demanding that the owner pull the video down and only then his damaged unit will be exchanged.

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Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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